Home lists 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2023 Mona Almoayyed Managing director, Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons, Chairperson, Edbaa Bank Origin: Bahrain Residence: Bahrain Sector: Diversified Hailing from one of Bahrain’s most prominent entrepreneurial families, Almoayyed wears many hats. She is the managing director of Y.K. Almoayyed & Sons and the chairperson of Bahrain’s first microfinance bank, Edbaa, set up to support low-income families in the country. In September 2022, the bank extended its financing programmes to include the video game sector to cater to new forms of business in Industry 4.0 and the digital economy. She is a board member of the Arab International Women’s Forum and the Child Care Home, a member of Bahrain Shura Council, the International Peace Institute Middle East. Almoayyed has consistently shattered the glass ceiling for the kingdom’s women: she was the first woman to be elected to the board of a publicly traded company in Bahrain (Bahrain Maritime and Mercantile International) and the board of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was a founding member of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society and has held positions in the Migrant Workers Protection Society and Al Muntada Society, a society for promoting liberal thinking, equality and transparency.