Rania Nashar


Nashar is the first female CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She became CEO in 2017, at a time when Saudi Arabia was just beginning to implement reforms to promote gender equality as part of its Vision 2030. Samba Financial Group is Saudi Arabia’s fourth-largest bank, with $63 billion in assets as of September 2019. 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. In 2019, Nashar was ranked as the 97th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.