Rola Abu Manneh is the first UAE female to manage a bank. Rola Abu Manneh is the CEO of Standard Chartered Dubai, and she was at the front table in the Dubai Marathon press conference this past Wednesday. We were fortunate to get a few minutes with the gracious CEO. Ms. Abu Manneh was quite pleased to explain why Standard Chartered continues to support this event in Dubai, after 15 years and her company supports nine marathons arund the world.
Sponsorship is a tough battle. There are always reasons to cut back, but Standard Chartered understands the cultural climate they thrive in, and where running is going in the Gulf States. Rola Abu Manneh has succeeded Julian Wynter at CEO of Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and she contiunues her brand’s tradition of supporting this fine event.
We thank Rola Abu Manneh for her time and look forward to seeing her at the race on Friday.