Two Qatari Leaders Shine on Forbes Middle East’s 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen List


Forbes Middle East has unveiled its prestigious list of the 100 Most Powerful Businesswomen, featuring two prominent Qatari leaders who have made significant strides in their respective fields.

These remarkable women hold influential positions across various sectors including banking, finance, education, and more, showcasing Qatar’s growing presence on the regional business landscape.

Mira Al-Attiyah, ranked at #68, serves as the CEO of QNB Capital, a key player in the banking and financial services sector. Since 2014, Al-Attiyah has steered QNB Capital to new heights, overseeing numerous local and international bond offerings totaling over $50 billion. Her leadership and strategic acumen have solidified QNB Capital’s position as a leading investment subsidiary of QNB Group.

Meanwhile, Anwar bint Nawaf Al Thani, positioned at #74, has made history as the CEO of Al Faleh Educational Holding. Under her leadership, Al Faleh Educational Holding became the first woman-led Qatari public shareholding company and the first Qatari educational institution to be listed on the stock market. Al Thani’s vision and dedication have transformed the education sector in Qatar, paving the way for innovative advancements and opportunities.

Forbes Middle East’s rankings consider various criteria, including the leader’s impact on the region and markets, achievements, sustainability initiatives, designation, business size, industry experience, and tenure in their current role. The exclusion of leaders of family businesses this year highlights the focus on individuals who have made remarkable contributions to their industries and communities.

As Qatar continues to champion gender equality and empower women in business, Mira Al-Attiyah and Anwar bint Nawaf Al Thani stand as shining examples of leadership and innovation, inspiring future generations of businesswomen in the region and beyond.


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