Industry: Banking and finance
Sahar Mohamed Ali El Sallab is perhaps Egypt’s top female financier. Between 1981 and 2008, Al Sallab served as vice chairwoman and managing director of Commercial International Bank (CIB), by far the largest private-sector bank in the country.
She then served in the government as a deputy minister for trade until March 2010. Al Sallab is the chairperson of HitekNOFAL, a family-owned business that works in hi-tech solutions and engineering.