Mar 1, 2018
Nahed Taher (Arabic:ناهد طاهر ) is Saudi businesswomen founder and chief executive officer of Gulf One Investment Bank, which has its headquarters in Bahrain. In 2006, Forbes magazine ranked Taher 72nd in the list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.
Taher studied economics at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She continued her studies atLancaster University Management School in the UK, where she received her MSc in Economics in 1998, and PhD in Economics in 2001.
After completing her PhD she returned to Saudi Arabia where she worked as senior economist for the National Commercial Bank. In 2005 Taher was made CEO of Gulf One Investment Bank, becoming the first woman to lead a bank in the Persian Gulf area.