The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #34

Nadia Al Saeed

Title: CEO
Nationality: Jordanian
Company:Bank al Etihad
Sector:Banking and Financial Services

Al Saeed has served as the CEO of Bank al Etihad for over 12 years. Al Saeed spearheaded the bank’s digital transformation, launching an app in 2019, which is now being used by 85% of the bank’s clients on a daily basis. She also served as Jordan’s ICT minister in 2004. Bank al Etihad is the third largest lender in Jordan by total assets. Assets have grown by more than four times on a consolidated basis under Al Saeed and reached $6.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, it took on a number of initiatives to help alleviate the challenges posed by the pandemic. These included providing SMEs with low interest rates through the Central Bank of Jordan, and partnering with Careem to deliver cash to customers through “Careem Cash.”