Friday, 5 October 2018

A woman appointed to run a Saudi Arabian bank in a first for women in the country



A woman has been appointed to run a Saudi Arabian bank in a first for women in the country.

 
Saudi businesswoman Lubna Al Olayan will chair a new bank being formed out of a merger between the Saudi British Bank (SABB) and Alawwal Bank.


The move comes amid a liberalisation of women's roles in a traditionally conservative society.


In June, Saudi women were officially allowed behind the wheel for the first time, after a driving ban was lifted.


Currently the head of a family conglomerate, Ms Olayan is seen as a trailblazer for Saudi women in the finance industry.





BBC      News.