Chief Business Development and Financial Inclusion Officer, Bank of Palestine

Mrs. Raya Yusuf-Sbitany joined Bank of Palestine, the largest Palestinian bank, in 2011. She is currently the head of Business Development & Financial Inclusion, after holding previous roles in Investor Relations and Quality Assurance at the bank. Since then she has been leading the design and implementation of the bank’s Women’s Market program, “Felestineya.” Prior to joining Bank of Palestine, Mrs. Sbitany held positions including: Business Analyst at PADCIO Holding, PR and Communications Officer at USAID’s Palestinian Enterprise Development Project, and International Relations and Second Track Negotiations Coordinator at the Negotiations Affairs Department. Mrs. Sbitany holds a Master’s degree from King’s College London in International Management, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Middle Eastern Studies and Economics. Mrs. Sbitany is a member of the Institute of Finance (IIF) Future Leaders, and a member of the General Assembly of the Yabous Cultural Center in Jerusalem.