17. Hana Al Rostamani

Designation: Group CEO
Company: First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
Country: U.A.E.
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Banking

Al Rostamani was named group CEO of FAB in 2021, becoming the first female CEO of a U.A.E.-based bank. The bank’s total assets stood at approximately $323 billion in Q3 2023. In October 2023, FAB signed a digital currency cooperative agreement with the Bank of China at the Belt & Road Forum for International Cooperation to better serve the U.A.E.-China digital currency corridor. It also completed pilot testing with J.P. Morgan’s Coin Systems for blockchain-based cross-border payments. Al Rostamani also sits on the boards of the AW Rostamani Group.