Rania Nashar is the chief executive officer of Samba Financial Group. She was the first Saudi woman to lead a banking group in Saudi Arabia. Ms. Nashar serves on the board of SambaCapital, Samba Bank Limited, and Samba Global Markets Limited Company. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the banking industry and has served in various roles in different divisions of Samba Financial Group. Ms. Nashar played a major role in bringing a series of changes and developments in Samba’s business sectors. In addition, she has led the audit and risk review functions for all Samba business and operations areas. Ms. Nashar is a member of the Advisory Committee of the board of the Capital Market Authority and a member of the board of directors of the Institute of International Finance. She is the first Saudi female to be named a certified anti-money laundering specialist by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Ms. Nashar earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from King Saud University, participated in the Leadership Development Program at the University of Virginia Darden Business School, and obtained a certificate of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance from George Washington University Business School.