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Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Shaikha Al Bahar

Shaikha Al Bahar

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: National Bank of Kuwait

Designation: Deputy group CEO

Country: Kuwait

Shaikha Al Bahar’s impressive banking career took another step forward last month when she was named deputy group CEO of one of the Gulf’s biggest banks. Previously CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait’s home operations, her promotion came as part of the lender’s reshuffle following the departure of long-term group CEO Ibrahim Dabdoub, who is due to retire shortly. Al Bahar has held the NBK Kuwait CEO position since 2010. Prior to that, she was NBK Kuwait deputy CEO between 2008 and 2010 and held several managerial positions including the general manager of Corporate Banking Group since 2003.