59. Dalal Al Qais

Company: Bahrain Development Bank (BDB)
Title: Group CEO
Nationality: Bahraini
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Al Qais joined BDB as group CEO in December 2021. As of September 2023, the bank had $599 million in total assets. In 2022, BDB extended 602 financing facilities, of which 226 were for new businesses, totaling $71.5 million of financing. In January 2023, BDB launched its digital arm “tijara” to provide digital banking solutions for SMEs in Bahrain. Al Qais has 19 years of industry experience. She is also a member of the technical board at Bahrain Polytechnic and a board member at Ebdaa Bank.