Lubna Al Olayan leads Forbes Middle East's '100 Most Powerful Businesswomen' list, whilst Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi once again nabs first place in the government sector. Meanwhile 12 Kuwaiti women are honoured in the lists and Saudi Arabian women are awarded six positions. 

The '100 Most Powerful Businesswomen' top five includes Saudi Arabia's Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing, UAE's Raja Easa Al Gurg, managing director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, Qatar's Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani, chairperson of the Qatar Museums Authority, UAE's Fatima Al Jaber, CEO of Al Jaber Group, and Kuwait's Shaikha Al Bahar, Deputy Group CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait.

Egypt has the highest number of entries at an impressive 22, following by the UAE and Lebanon with 17 women in the lists. 

Take a look at the breakdown by country below...

EGYPT

Most entries overall at 22 (18%)

  • The most entries for the top 100 list: 18 (18%)
  • The most entries in the top 10 government list: 2 (20%)
  • Two entries in the top 10 world list: 20%

 

LEBANON

Equal second highest number of entries at 17 (14%)

  • The most entries for the top 10 world list: 4 (40%)
  • Third most entries for the top 100 list: 13 (13%)

 

UAE

Equal second highest number of entries at 17 (14%)

  • Second most entries for the top 100 list: 15 (15%)
  • Two entries in the top 10 government list: 20%

 

KUWAIT

Third highest number of entries at 13 (10%)

  • Fourth most entries for the top 100 list: 12 (12%)
  • One entry in the top 10 government list: 10%

 

JORDAN

Fourth highest number of entries at 11 (9%)

  • Fifth most entries for the top 100 list: 9 (9%)
  • Two entries in the top 10 government list: 20%

 

MOROCCO

Fifth highest number of entries at 8 (6%)

  • Six entries for the top 100 list: 6%
  • Two entries in the top 10 world list: 20%

 

OMAN

7 entries overall

  • Six entries for the top 100 list: 6%
  • One entry in the top 10 government list: 10%

 

SAUDI ARABIA

6 entries overall

  • Six entries for the top 100 list: 6%

 

BAHRAIN

5 entries overall

  • Five entries for the top 100 list: 5%

 

QATAR

5 entries overall

  • Four entries for the top 100 list: 5%
  • One entry for the top 10 government list: 10%

 

PALESTINE

3 entries overall

  • Three entries for the top 100 list: 3%

 

SYRIA

3 entries overall

  • Two entries for the top 100 list: 2%
  • One entry for the top 10 world list: 10%

 

TUNISA

  • One entry for the top 100 list: 1%

ALGERIA

One entry for the top 10 government list: 10%


IRAQ

  • One entry for the top 10 world list: 10%