55. Rola Abu Manneh

Company: Standard Chartered Bank
Title: CEO—U.A.E.
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Banking and Financial Services

Abu Manneh assumed her current role in August 2018, becoming the first Emirati woman to head a bank in the U.A.E. As part of its Women in Tech program, Standard Chartered U.A.E. accelerated 12 startups, who had collectively raised over $5 million from venture capitalists, as of November 2021. Abu Manneh previously worked as a senior managing director and head of corporate and investment banking at First Abu Dhabi Bank. In November 2022, Standard Chartered U.A.E. launched an Islamic sustainable account in the U.A.E., which is used to fund sustainable projects.