“I never dwell on what I’ve personally achieved. ” ~ Lubna Olayan, CEO of Olayan Financing Company
Summary: Mrs. Lubna Sulaiman Al-Olayan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Olayan Financing Company W.L.L. Mrs. Al-Olayan serves as a Principal of The Olayan Group. She is a Principal of Olayan Investments Company Establishment, the parent company of The Olayan Group. She serves as a Member of Management Board at Chelsfield Partners LLP. She worked for Morgan Guaranty in New York. She serves as the President of the Suliman S Olayan Foundation. She serves as Vice Chairman of Saudi Hollandi Bank. She serves as Deputy Chairperson at Olayan Financing Company. She has been a Director of Schlumberger Limited since April 6, 2011. She served as a Director of Chelsfield plc from 1996 to 2004. She is active in the World Economic Forum, serves on its Arab Business Council and Women Leadership Initiative and as co-chair of the Forum’s January 2005 Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. She served as a Member of International Advisory Board at Rolls Royce Holdings plc. She has been ranked 97th among the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” published by Forbes magazine. Mrs. Al-Olayan was named by Fortune magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women: International Power 50. She is the recipient of numerous business achievement awards and is an outspoken advocate of progressive business practices in the Middle East. Mrs.
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Company: Olayan Financing Company
Q: By the time you were running the company, you had time to consider your singularity? on fortune.com
A: I was privileged to be a woman CEO of a large family business. I recognized there is something wrong with this—I can’t be the only woman.