16. Najla Al Shirawi

Designation: CEO
Company Name: SICO BSC
Headquarters: Bahrain
Nationality: Bahraini

Al Shirawi has 27 years of investment banking experience. She joined SICO in 1997 and assumed her current role in 2014. In 2023, SICO recorded assets under management of $6 billion, a 25% increase compared to 2022. In June 2023, SICO advised the Al Jazeera Tourism Company on its sale of Bahrain’s Novotel Al Dana Resort to the Gulf Hotels Group. In October 2023, SICO launched the Elzaad Sukuk Fund in partnership with the Wafra International Investment Company. Al Shirawi is also a board member of the Bahrain Economic Development Board and the Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company. She is also chairperson for the SICO Funds Services Company and SICO Financial Brokerage in Abu Dhabi.