Saudi banking expert Rania Nashar was selected to occupy the position of Advisor to the Governor of the Public Investment Fund in the Kingdom, thanks to her extensive experience in the financial and economic sector.
Nashar received a BA in Computer Science and Information Technology from King Saud University in 1997, and she holds a certificate from the Leadership Development Program from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, USA, according to the Saudi newspaper Okaz.
The Public Investment Fund is one of the main engines of the Saudi economy, and it has recently strengthened its executive management team with several new appointments of competencies that serve its expansion drive and future goals.
Rania holds a degree in governance, risk management, and compliance in cooperation with the George Washington Business School, as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists from the United States.
She has held the position of CEO of Samba Financial Group since February 19, 2017, to be the first Saudi woman to lead the banking sector in Saudi Arabia. She is also a member of the boards of directors of Samba Capital and Samba Bank Ltd. in Pakistan, as well as Samba Global Markets Ltd.
In March 2019, Nashar was appointed as a member of the advisory committee of the Board of Directors of the Capital Market Authority, then a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of International Finance a month later, then a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Authority, in addition to membership of the National Center for Measuring the Performance of Public Authorities.