11. Maryam Al Suwaidi

Company: The Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA)
Title: CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Al Suwaidi was appointed CEO of SCA by a federal decree on October 10, 2021, becoming the first woman to occupy this position in the GCC. On September 19, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force accredited Al Suwaidi as an assessor expert in evaluating anti-money laundering and terrorism financing systems, which made her the first Emirati woman to receive this recognition. In 2021, SCA issued 13 new legislative decisions and reviewed and prepared 79 administrative decisions. In October 2022, SCA participated in GITEX Technology Week, where it presented four innovative electronic systems, including its “Tafaul” platform and “Mersal” system.