69. Najla Al Shirawi

Company: SICO BSC
Title: CEO
Nationality: Bahraini
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Al Shirawi has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking. She has been working with SICO since 1997 and was appointed CEO in 2014. She previously served with Geneva-based Dar Al-Maal Al-Islami Trust, where she established private banking operations for the group in the Gulf region. Al Shirawi is also a board member of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, a chairperson on the board of directors for the SICO Funds Services Company in Bahrain and SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi, and a vice chairperson for SICO Capital. SICO nearly doubled its assets under management from $2.1 billion in 2019 to $4.1 billion in 2021.