Elham Hassan
Chairwoman, Taaheal Healthcare
Manama, Capital Governorate
Chairwoman, Taaheal Healthcare

Elham Hassan is a leading Arab businesswoman. As the first Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the GCC region, she has tapped into a wide range of advisory engagements and became the first female partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Middle East. She was named by Forbes as one of the Most Influential Women in the Middle East. Prior to her current role as Chairwoman of Taaheal Healthcare, and advisor on business and corporate strategy, Elham was the Country Senior Partner at PwC providing quality assurance and advisory services for a wide range of local and international clients.

Her financial services expertise within the commercial, and Islamic investment and banking sectors, has been sought by government institutions and regulators like the Central Bank of Bahrain, Tender Board, and numerous banks.

Board Experience
  • Taaheal Healthcare

  • Ithmaar Bank

  • IB Capital

  • Ithmaar Holdings

  • Mumtalakat


  • BNP Paribas Investment Company – KSA

  • Solidarity Group Holding -Bahrain

  • Bahrain Economic Development Board

  • Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait

  • Tamkeen

  • University of Bahrain

  • Supreme Council for Women

Professional Associations
  • Bahrain Association for Accountants, 1998 – 2004

  • Former member of the Working Committee formed by the IFSB

  • Former member of the Business Conduct Working Group by the IFSB

  • Member of the special committee established for reviewing and setting new standards for the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)

  • Chairperson of the Standard Interpretation Committee at AAOIFI

  • Appointed in 2001 to the committee advising the Kingdom of Bahrain with regards to government tendering process. This committee reported to the New Charter Activation Committee, which was chaired by HRH Crown Prince, Sh. Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa

  • In 2002, appointed in the Banking Advisory Committee formed by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), which is chaired by the CBB Governor

  • Appointed in the committee formed to advise the CBB on Islamic Banking Law

  • Part of the delegation representing the Islamic Banking community from the Middle East that addressed the members of the U.S. congress, September 2011

Activities, Recognition, Awards
  • Named one of the Most Powerful Business Women by Forbes Magazine

  • Euromoney award for the Islamic Assurance Advisory Services January 2004

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