Shaikha Al-Bahar (Arabic: شيخة البحر) is the CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait. She is also on the board of the International Bank of Qatar. She was ranked as the 85th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes in 2012. Al-Bahar was ranked as the 8th most powerful Arab woman of 2012 by Arabian Business. Al-Bahar also serves as director of Mobile Telecommunications Company KSC, vice chairman of Watani Investment Company KSCC and vice chair of Watani Investment Company K.S.C.
Al-Bahar was educated at Harvard Business School, Stanford University and Duke University.