World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Lubna Olayan

Company: Olayan Financing Company

Designation: CEO

Country: Saudi Arabia

As the CEO of the Riyadh-based Olayan Financing Company, Lubna Olayan is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prolific businesswomen. The group, which was founded by her father in 1947, is one of the kingdom’s most successful conglomerates. The firm is also one of the largest investors in the Saudi and regional stock markets.

Olayan sits on the board of trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation — a Beirut-based think tank focusing on issues facing the Arab world — and is a member of the board of Al Fanar, which supports grassroots organisations in the Arab world.

Active role

Lubna Olayan also sits on the board of trustees of the Arab Thought Foundation.