Sheikha Al Bahar

FOLLOWING THE ELEVATION of Isam Jasem Al Sager to NBK group CEO, Sheikha Al Bahar was appointed deputy group CEO, giving her more responsibility and a potential path to the top of one of the region’s largest banks. She was previously CEO of NBK Kuwait, the banking group’s home operations; is also a board member of various divisions within the bank; and has also been involved in all of the Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) privatisation deals since 1994. A well sought out public speaker, Al Bahar’s other positions include chairperson of NBK Lebanon as well as board member at International Bank of Qatar (IBQ), National Bank of Kuwait (International) and more.