Dr Nahed Taher
Company: Gulf One Investment Bank
Country: Bahrain/Saudi Arabia
Dr Nahed Taher has broken the glass ceiling on more than one occasion. The Saudi national turned down a high powered job with the International Monetary Fund to return home, eager “to do something for my own country”.
On her return home, Taher became the first woman amongst 4,000 men to be hired by the National Commercial Bank. She then went on to establish Gulf One Investment Bank, one of the region’s most successful investment banks, in 2005.