The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #31

Rola Abu Manneh

Title: CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Company:Standard Chartered Bank, UAE
Sector:Banking and Financial Services

Abu Manneh has been in her current role since 2018. She has over 25 years of experience under her belt. She was the first Emirati woman to head a bank in the U.A.E. and has helped to transform the U.A.E. business into one of the biggest five markets for the Standard Chartered Group. The bank’s total operating income amounted to $503.6 million in 2019, with total assets valued at $13.4 billion. Since the onset of the global pandemic in March, Standard Chartered has donated over $25 million in the U.A.E. to NGOs, private organizations and local government authorities. In addition, a total of 30,000 N95 masks were donated to Dubai Health Authority and the Authority of Social Contribution (Ma’an).