Nayla Hayek

The daughter of Lebanese born Nicolas George Hayek became chairwoman of watchmaking giant Swatch Group, following her father’s death in 2010. In 2013 she led Swatch’s $1 billion acquisition of jewelry and timepiece retailer Harry Winston and is now its CEO. She also serves on the board of Dubai’s Rivoli Investments, which Swatch took majority control of in November 2013. Her other responsibilities include Swatch’s Middle Eastern operations as well as Hayek Immobilien and Hayek Engineering. Outside of Swatch, Nayla is an international Arabian horse judge and member of the World Arabian Horse Organisation.