Setting a fine example for aspiring generations to come.
Throughout both the African and Arab world, a much-needed boom in women’s rights and representation has been chipping away at an unfortunately thick (but frail) glass ceiling. With more and more women finally earning their rightful spots in industry, finance and the government, Forbes Middle East has released their latest edition of the region’s 100 Most Influential Women, featuring 19 entrants from our dear Egypt.
Whether it’s the CEO of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, the CFOs of both Orange and Vodafone, or the Managing Director of Pharos Holding, Egypt’s leading ladies are all solid examples to look up to for would-be go-getter. They are as follows:
#16 – Elham Mahfouz, CEO of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait
#18 – Mona Zulficar, Founding Partner of Zulficar & Partners; EFG Hermes
#20 – Dalia El-Baz, Head of Risk Banking Operations and Information Technology/Deputy Chairwoman at the National Bank of Egypt
#23 – Sahar El-Damati, Managing Director of Union Capital
#30 – Nevine El-Meseery, CEO of El Ahli United Bank
#31 – Mervat Zohdy Soltan, CEO of the Export Development Bank of Egypt
#43 – Sahar Farahat, Senior Executive Vice President of Egypt Kuwait Holding
#45 – Rasha El-Azhary, CFO of Vodafone Egypt
#46 – Hania Sadek, COO and Executive Director of HSBC Bank
#47 – Marwa El-Ayouti, CFO of Orange Egypt
#54 – Hend El-Sherbini, Group CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings
#64 – Reem Asaad, CEO of Raya Contact Center
#66 – Halla Sakr, Managing Director of Attijariwafa Bank in Egypt
#78 – Hoda Mansour, Managing Director of SAP Egypt
#82 – Nashwa Al-Ruwaini, CEO of Pyramedia
#85 – Noha El-Ghazaly, Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Pharos Holding
#86 – Shahira Zeid, CEO Vice Chair at MZ Investments, Maridive Group
#89 – Rana Adawi, Managing Director of Acument Asset Management
#96 – Soha El-Turky, CFO of Banque du Caire
In addition, Forbes Middle East’s Top 10 Women Heading Government Departments of 2018 featured two more Egyptian role models: Lobna Helal, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt at #3, and Nevine Gamea, CEO of the Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSME).
Here’s to more and more Egyptian women making headlines both locally and globally.