Nine AUB alumnae are among “The Middle East’s Most Influential Women 2018”

​​Jennifer Muller, jm26@aub.edu.lb, Office of Communications

The latest installment of the Forbes list of the most influential women of the Middle East includes nine AUB graduates and former students.  

 
Forbes compiles this list of influential women by ranking businesswomen of the Middle East based on the revenues of the companies they lead; the title, scope, and impact of the role they perform; the amount of experience they possess; and the growth of their firm and other initiatives that they have led over the past three years.

 
Since women began being admitted as regular students to AUB in the 1920s—well ahead of many top universities in the US—female graduates have gone on to excel in positions throughout the region and around the world. The Forbes list confirms that AUB alumnae continue to flourish in the business world, as they do in a vast array of other fields.

 
AUB alumnae on the Forbes “Most Influential Women of the Middle East 2018” list are:

 

 
#1
Lubna Al Olayan (former student)
CEO
Olayan Financing
Saudi Arabia  

 

 
#14
Randa Sadik (BBA ’84, MBA ’86)
Deputy CEO
Arab Bank
Jordan

 

 
#27
Elissar Farah Antonios (BS ’87)
CEO
Citibank U.A.E.
Lebanon
 

 
#34
Haifa Dia Al-Attia (BA and Teaching Diploma ’75)
CEO
Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development
Jordan

 

 
#55
May M. Mudhaf (BA ’80)
CEO​
First Abu Dhabi Bank
Kuwait
 

 
#57
Mona Bawarshi (BBA ’70, MBA ’77)
CEO
Gezairi Transport
Lebanon

 


#81
Christine Sfeir (BS ’94)
CEO
Treats Holding
Lebanon
 

 
#99
Sana Khater (BS ’82, MBA ’85)
CFO
Waha Capital Investments
Lebanon

 

 
#100
Jinan Zoya (BBA ’03)
General Manager
Family Business Council-Gulf
Lebanon