Recently selected as one of Forbes Middle East 100 Most Powerful Arab Women in Public Shareholding Companies, Simona Sabella Bishouty is the Managing Director/CEO of Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) – Jordan, a Member of the Board of Arab Banking Corporation (Jordan), and the Chairman of the Board of Arab Co-operation for Financial Investments Company.

Simona Sabella Bishouty is an accomplished banker with over thirty years of experience in different areas of banking, including operations, (corporate and retail), credit, risk management and compliance. Simona has been the Managing Director/ CEO of ABC-Jordan since 2008. Prior to that, she was Deputy General Manager for Banking Services at Cairo Amman Bank, where she started as an Assistant General Manager – Consumer Banking and Retail Credit – in 1995, and subsequently assumed several functions, including Head of Risk Management and Compliance.

Simona has also worked with Bank of Jordan, and Chase Manhattan Bank N.A, – Jordan. Throughout her career, she has had international exposure through attending educational institutions and training programs in credit, risk management, compliance, business, and management globally.

Simona has been involved in voluntary work with the Jordanian Equestrian Endurance Society, the European Arab Horse Show Commission (ECAHO), and the Financial Services Volunteer Corp (FSVC).

Board Memberships & Associations

– Member of the Board of Arab Banking Corporation – Jordan
– Chairman of the Board, Arab Co-operation for Financial Investments Company
– Member of the Board of the International Women’s Forum – Jordan
– Member of the General Assembly of the Jordan Equestrian Federation