Nahed Taher is president of the National Standard Finance SEEDS (GCC) in Saudi Arabia. Taher represents National Standard to GCC regional governments, banks and the region's largest corporations and policy makers. Taher is the prior founder and a board of directors member of Gulf One Investment Bank. Taher served as the CEO until 2017 to join the National Standard Finance. She is the first female CEO of a Gulf-based investment bank. Prior to that, Taher was a managing partner of Compass Consulting, a financial advisory company and was the first female to get a financial advisory license in Saudi Arabia. Prior to Compass, she was chief economist and chairman of risk and portfolio management committee at the National Commercial Bank in Jeddah, being the first female hired in a senior management position. Taher has represented the Saudi Arabian government and the private sector in many high level international business and banking events. Taher has been ranked by Forbes magazine as number 72 of the 100 most powerful women in the world.