Arabian Business released their “100 most powerful Arab women 2014″ list and 17 Lebanese women were ranked among the top 100, with Swatch’s Nayla Hayek climbing 2 ranks from last year to 6th position. UAE’s Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi is still ranked first for the fourth year in a row.

6- Nayla Hayek
14- Leila el Solh
39- Ayah Bdeir
45- Grace Najjar
49- Nadine Labaki
56- Hanan Al Shaykh
58- Fairouz
59- Nesreen Ghaddar
62- Joumana Haddad
63- Reine Abbas
64- Nancy Ajram
76- Hind Hobeika
79- Rabab Al Sadr
83- Mona Bawarshi
87- Christine Sfeir
93- Elissa
98- Najwa Karam

Here’s what Arabian Business wrote about Nayla Hayek.

Nayla Hayek is one half of a brother and sister team that oversees the world’s biggest watch company. Last year, Swatch posted a 20 percent increase in annual profits to $2bn, with overall revenues coming in at just under $10bn.
Hayek, whose father co-founded the company, has been an active member of the board ever since her appointment in 1995. When her father died in 2010 he was ranked the 232nd richest person in the world with an estimated wealth of $3.9bn.
Swatch’s importance lies not just in the fact that it is such a huge manufacturer; it makes most of the parts that make other Swiss watches tick. The firm has been on the acquisition war path in recent years; its stable of brands includes Breguet, Blancpain, Omega, Longines and Tissot.
Last January, the watch giant announced it had acquired the Harry Winston Diamond Corp’s luxury goods operation in a deal valued at as much as $1bn. After that deal was concluded, Hayek became CEO of the company.