Shehaneh bint Saleh – The Deal Maker Women of Law in the Gulf- Proud of You .

Shehaneh bint Saleh – The Deal Maker

Women of Law in the Gulf- Proud of You

The Arab World has recently paid its attention to the named/ Shehaneh bint Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Azzaz, appointed by a Royal Order of the Saudi Monarch, King Salman bin Abdel Aziz as the Deputy Secretary General of The Council of Ministers with Outstanding Rank.

Who is Shehaneh bint Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Azzaz?

Shehaneh was born in the Saudi Capital of Riyadh, studied at Durham University, UK, and has completed her LLB (Hons) degree in 2008.

She received practical training in law in Dubai, Kuwait, the University of Notre Dame, Bocconi University in Italy, the Higher Institute for Management Development of the Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the INSEAD Institute for Graduate Studies. She also worked in Business Administration in Fontainebleau, France.

Experience of Shehaneh bint Saleh

Shehaneh bint Saleh has acquired profound expertise, especially in NY office, and provided many legal advice in various fields, whether in communications, aviation, defense, securities and health care.

Shehaneh bint Saleh was hosted by Harvard University in Boston to give lectures and was also hosted by the Council of Global Affairs at the College of Law, Western New England University. She became one of the first Saudi female lawyers awarded a law degree from the New York Council. After returning to Saudi Arabia, she worked in several law firms in Riyadh, promoted later to the position of Contracts Manager of the Public Investment Fund in Riyadh.

She has also held several positions and earned several awards, including as an Associate at Baker & McKenzie, USA based during the period from 2008 to 2012, as a Senior Associate at Vinson & L. Keynes during the period from 2012 to 2016 and as a Legal Advisor at Vinson & L. Keynes, USA based, in 2017.

Afterwards, Shehaneh bint Saleh held the position of Legal Advisor and General Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Investment Fund in the Kingdom in 2018, then the position of a member of the Executive Administrative Committee of the Fund, and she also held the position of Director of Commercial Transactions in the Legal Affairs Department at the beginning of her joining the same fund.

Awards won by the Deal Maker, Shehaneh bint Saleh

Throughout her work history, she was named the "Deal Maker" by the UK's Finance Monthly magazine in 2016.

Shehaneh bint Saleh was awarded the Legal Award by the International Financial Law Review and the Female Character Award in 2019, moreover she was on the 100 Most Powerful Business Women list by Forbes Middle East in 2020.

She was awarded the Women in Commercial Law Award, which honors the best legal advisors and lawyers in financial institutions and corporations in recognition of their excellence in solving problems and in appreciation of the efforts they made in an outstanding way to conclude profitable deals.

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