The World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women
Mon 03 Mar 2014 03:25 AM
Hamdiyah Al Jaff
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Hamdiyah Al Jaff

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: Trade Bank of Iraq

Designation: Chairman

Country: Iraq

Hamdiyah Al Jaff runs Iraq’s biggest financial institution. Despite being only a decade old, the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) — set up by the US after the invasion of the country back in 2003 — is enormously influential due to the fact that it is owned by the government and also provides most of the letters of credit for government purchases.

The bank was launched specifically to assist with the reconstruction of Iraq, and Al Jaff has a huge say as to how the country’s manifold new projects and infrastructure will be financed.