Sara al-Suhaimi, First Woman to Chair Saudi Stock Exchange
17 de febrero de 2017, 10:22Riyadh, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Board of Directors of Saudi Stock Exchange appointed today economist Sara al-Suhaimi as head of this institution, the first woman to lead it since 2007 when it started operations.
The official website of the Exchange says that this election took place after the Council of Ministers ordered the renewal of the administration of the entity, and the result of a meeting in Riyadh (the designation has a validity of three years).
The statement said that the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is a government institution based in the capital, which enjoys economic and administrative independence and is directly dependent on the president of the Council of Ministers.
Abdelrahman al-Mufadi was appointed Vice-President of the Stock Exchange.
Al-Suhaimi graduated from King Saud University with a bachelor degree in accounting and completed her studies in General Management Programme at Harvard University.
So far, al-Suhaimi was the executive director of the Saudi investment company NCB Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Commerce.
In recent years, the Saudi kingdom has taken steps in favor of women's rights, including the appointment of 30 women on the Advisory (Shura) Council in 2013.
By December 2015, women were allowed to vote and stand for municipal elections for the first time.
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