Muscat: Oman’s minister of education has been ranked among the ten most powerful Arab Women In Government by Forbes magazine.
Madeeha bint Ahmed Al Shaibaniyah, in 8th place, was the only Omani to make it into the top 10 list compiled by the influential magazine. Forbes Middle East also featured six Omanis in its 100 most powerful Arab businesswomen.
Amal Bahwan, Managing Director of Suhail Bahwan Group, led Omani women at number 22, while Hind Bahwan, Founder and Chair of Bahwan CyberTek came in 39th.
Haifa Al Khaifi, CFO of Petroleum Development Oman, was ranked 45th, followed by Huda Al Lawati, Chief Investment Officer at Savola Group. The list also featured Lujaina Darwish, Chair of Mohsin Haider Dawrish LLC, and Sharifa Al Harthy, deputy chair at MB Holding Co.
Of note, of the 100 businesswomen on the list, 54 are corporate executives, 23 are at the helm of family businesses, 12 are entrepreneurs, and 11 work in government organisations.
To rank them, Forbes used measurements such as position, size of company or organisation, 2015 revenues, assets, number of employees, or GDP, as well as spheres of impact.