The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #15

Eaman Al Roudhan

Title: CEO
Nationality: Kuwaiti
Company: Zain Kuwait
Sector: Telecommunications

Al Roudhan started her career at Zain in 1998 and has been CEO of Zain Kuwait since 2015, becoming the first female CEO within Zain Group. Zain Kuwait is the group’s most profitable company. Its revenues amounted to $1.1 billion in 2019, with 2.8 million clients and a recorded net income of $273 million. Al Roudhan has over 23 years of experience and is a member of the GSMA Arab World regional interest group and the GSMA Chief Regulatory Officer Group (CROG). Zain Kuwait was one of the first operators in the Middle East and Africa to provide 5G technology. The company invested $209 million in capital expenditure in 2019 with a focus on developing its 5G network and digital platform.