List of the most powerful Egyptian businesswomen in the Middle East

February 06, 2021
List of the most powerful Egyptian businesswomen in the Middle East List of the most powerful Egyptian businesswomen in the Middle East

Dubai United Arab Emirates:- The list of the most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East, according to Forbes magazine for the year 2021, revealed 50 women, and Egypt topped this list with 8 names, followed by the UAE with 7 women. Also, 16 women held executive positions in the banking and financial services sector - the most participating sector on the list. .

List of the most powerful Egyptian businesswomen in the Middle East

The most influential Egyptian businesswomen in the Middle East, according to Forbes magazine for 2021:

  • Elham Mahfouz, Chief Executive Officer of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, to which she joined in 2000, and assumed the position of CEO of the bank in November 2014, and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of banking and financial services, ranking 16th out of 50 women.
  • Mona Zulfikar is the founding partner and chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Zulfikar & Partners Group and EFG Hermes, and Mona Zulfikar has worked as a lawyer for more than 35 years.

It specializes in restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and comes next at number 18.

  • "Bakinam Kafafi" is the CEO of an Arab energy and gas company, and she has held her current position since 2013, and before that she held the position of investment manager in an Arab energy company.
  • In the 22nd place is Reem Asaad, Vice President, Middle East and Africa for Cisco Technology, and Reem has more than two decades of experience and currently oversees 2,500 employees and contractors at Cisco.
  • And ranked 25th, Hend El-Sherbiny, CEO of Integrated Diagnostic Healthcare Group, has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector, of which 16 years are in Integrated Diagnostics Group (IDH).
  • Hoda Mansour, the Managing Director for Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and the Levant, ranked 26th in SAP MENA LLC for technology, and in 2020, Hoda took over the leadership of Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Palestine in SAP MENA LLC. .
  • In the 32nd place is Mervat Zuhdi Sultan, Executive Chairman of the Egyptian Export Development Bank, where she has held her position since 2016.

She has 36 years of banking experience in local, regional and international institutions.

  • Yasmine and Farida Mohamed Farid Khamis ranked 39th, as Yasmine joined the "Oriental Weavers" company under her father's leadership in 1999, and after his departure, she headed it in October 2020.

This year, women entrepreneurs hail from 19 countries, working in 16 sectors.

Eight women hold regional executive positions for multinational companies in the region, such as: Hek Harmgart, who heads the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Elissar Farah Anthony, who leads Citigroup's operations in the Middle East and North Africa, and is the CEO. For Citigroup in the United Arab Emirates.

While 7 women held positions in government agencies, such as: Aisha Bin Bishr, who heads Smart Dubai, and Nozha Hayat, who leads the Moroccan Capital Market Authority.

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