The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #21

Elissar Farah Antonios

Title: MENA Cluster Head & CEO, UAE
Nationality: Lebanese
Company: Citigroup
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Antonios became the first woman to run the MENA Operations of Citigroup when she was appointed Head of the MENA cluster in December 2020. Antonios joined Citi in 2005. She has more than 30 years of banking experience in the Middle East. Antonios led the initiative to establish Citi in ADGM, as well as deals with ADNOC, Mubadala, ADIA, Emirates, Etihad, Majid Al Futtaim, DP World, and PWC Middle East.In 2020, Citi UAE contributed $50,000 to the “UAE 10 million meals initiative” from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment. The charity will use the funds to provide 20,000 meals to communities affected by COVID-19 outbreak in the U.A.E.