The MidEast’s most powerful Arab businesswomen in 2021 (according to Forbes Middle East)

Sarah Al Suhaimi

Sarah Al Suhaimi
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Updated 13 May 2022

Sarah Al Suhaimi

Sarah Al Suhaimi

Title: Chairperson

Nationality: Saudi

Company: Saudi Tadawul Group

Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Sarah Al-Suhaimi is the first Saudi woman to chair the Saudi Arabian stock exchange (Tadawul), the largest stock market in the Middle East.

Three years before Tadawul, Al-Suhaimi was the CEO and a board director at the National Commercial Bank, also known as Al-Ahli Bank.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from King Saud University in Riyadh with the highest honors, and completed the general management program at Harvard Business School in 2015.

Al-Suhaimi served as vice chairperson of the advisory committee to the board of the Capital Market Authority between 2013 and 2015.

She worked as the chief investment officer at Jadwa Investment, where she led the asset management and wealth management business lines, and was also a member of its management committee between 2007 and 2014.