KSA France's largest trade partner

Updated 06 October 2012

KSA France's largest trade partner

French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg said yesterday that Saudi Arabia is the largest trade partner of France.
The minister, who stressed the depth of relations between the two countries, made the statement while meeting the members of the Saudi-French Business Council led by the Kamel Al-Munjid.
“Negotiations are under way to increase bilateral trade besides launching a joint holding company,” the minister said.
The council members are visiting various companies in France in response to an invitation by the minister.


Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Updated 13 December 2019

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO makes Forbes 100 most powerful women

Saudi Arabia’s first female CEO is named in Forbes 100 most powerful women in the world for a second time.

Rania Nashar, Samba Financial Group CEO, was ranked 97th in the list that also included 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

The list also included the United Arab Emirates’ Raja Easa Al-Gurg ranked at 84. The Emirati, who is a Board Member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was also featured in the list in 2017.

The top 10 in the list included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Christine Lagarde, who was newly appointed president of the European Central Bank.