A former co-chair of the AUB Board of Trustees, and an AUB alumna, Olayan is president and CEO of Olayan America and a director of The Olayan Group. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Morgan Stanley. In the non-profit sector, she has served on the boards of Georgetown University, The MasterCard Foundation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Mrs. Olayan has been on the Advisory Board of the Carnegie Middle East Center, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a founding member of the Arab Bankers Association of North America. She received her bachelor's degree from the American University of Beirut and MBA from Indiana University.