Shaikha Al-Bahar

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Shaikha Al-Bahar
Native name شيخة البحر
Nationality Kuwaiti
Occupation CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait

Shaikha Al-Bahar (Arabic: شيخة البحر‎‎) is the CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait.[1] She is also on the board of the International Bank of Qatar.[1] She was ranked as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2012.[1] Al-Bahar was ranked as the 8th most powerful Arab woman of 2012 by Arabian Business.[2] Al-Bahar also serves as director of Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC, vice chairman of Watani Investment Company KSCC and vice chair of Watani Investment Company K.S.C.[3]


Al-Bahar was educated at Harvard Business School, Stanford University and Duke University.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Shaikha Al-Bahar". World's Most Powerful Women. Forbes. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shaikha Al-Bahar". Revealed:100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Shaikha Al-Bahar: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek". Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Arabian Business article on Al-Bahar