2 RANIA MAHMOUD NASHAR
Company: Samba Financial Group
Sector: Banking and Financial Services
Rania Nashar is the first female CEO of a Saudi commercial bank. With $61.3 billion in assets, Samba Financial Group is the third biggest bank in the kingdom. The lender was initially a joint venture between the Saudi government and American major Citi, but the latter divested their stake in 2004. A banking veteran, Nashar previously served as a board member for Samba's global markets subsidiary and has over 20 years of experience in the commercial banking sector.