98. May Nasrallah

Company: deNovo Partners
Title: Founder & Executive Chairman
Nationality: Emirati-Lebanese
Sector: Investment Banking

Nasrallah founded deNovo in 2010. She previously spent over 15 years with Morgan Stanley and was the youngest woman to be named managing director and the first Arab woman to hold this position at the company. She established, led, and grew Morgan Stanley’s first Middle East headquarters in Dubai in 2005. Nasrallah also serves as chairwoman of the Lebanese International Finance Executive. In 2020, BlackRock appointed Nasrallah as non-executive chairman and senior advisor for its Middle East Business.