The Euromoney Kuwait Conference


Shaikha Al-Bahar

Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer

National Bank of Kuwait

Shaikha Al-Bahar is the deputy group chief executive officer of National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the largest financial institution in Kuwait and one of the largest banks in the Arab world. Previously, she had been the CEO of NBK Kuwait since 2010. Mrs Al-Bahar is an experienced strategic thinker with extensive experience in institutional financing including privatisation, project finance, advisory services, bond issues, build/operate/transfer financing, initial public offerings, GDR programmes and private placements. Throughout her successful career at NBK, Mrs Al-Bahar has played a major role in turning the bank into a leading regional institution, with more than $82bn in assets and a wide international presence in 15 countries. Mrs Al-Bahar is also a member of various management committees at NBK Group. She is the chairperson of National Bank of Kuwait (Lebanon), chairperson of NBK Capital, board member of National Bank of Kuwait (International) P.L.C. and vice chairperson of The Turkish Bank, Turkey. Mrs Al-Bahar holds a bachelors degree in international marketing. She also attended management training programmes at Harvard Business School; INSEAD, Wharton Business School; Stanford – National University of Singapore, Duke University;  Stanford University and International Marketing Citibank’s Correspondent Bank School.

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Tue 26 Sep 2017

J.W. Marriott, Kuwait City