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12 Egyptians On Forbes’ Most Powerful Businesswomen In MENA List

In its Middle East Edition, the popular business magazine Forbes published their 2023 list of most powerful businesswomen in the region. The 100+ entry list included 104 women from 27 different sectors and 27 nationalities.

Egyptian women scored 12 places, coming after UAE’s 15, and these brilliant women deserve to be praised to the skies! Here is a list of the most powerful Egyptian Businesswomen.

Dalia El-Baz (13th on the list)

Topping the ranks of Egyptian businesswomen, Dalia El-Baz is the first female serving as an Executive Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Egypt.

Pakinam Kafafi (21st on the list)

The CEO of TAQA Arabia and a board member of the British Egyptian Business Association, Pakinam Kafafi led her company to sign an MoU with the Egyptian government in cooperation with France’s Voltalia for a green hydrogen production facility in the Suez Canal zone.

Rawya Mansour (27th on the list)

Rawya Mansour is the Founder & Chairwoman of RAMSCO working on empowering women in Africa and creating eco-villages.

Reem Asaad (39th on the list)

Reem Asaad is a Harvard business school graduate currently serving as vice president of Cisco with an inspiring vision for a digital and green future in Technology!

Hend El-Sherbini (42nd on the list)

Hend El-Sherbini led Integrated Diagnostics Holdings to a huge increase in revenues since she was appointed as its Group CEO in 2012.

Farida and Yasmine Khamis (43rd on the list)

The El Khamis sisters made it to Forbes ME’s Most Powerful Businesswomen for being chairwomen of their company, Oriental Weavers Carpet which happens to be one of the largest machine-made rug and carpet manufacturers in the world.

Mona Zulficar (48th on the list)

Zulficar is a practicing corporate, banking, and project finance lawyer and human rights activist making waves in the region.

Elham Mahfouz (56th on the list)

CEO of Al-Tijari Bank Elham Mahfouz has pioneered growth for the sector. The bank provides innovative payment options like Garmin Pay, SwatchPAY, and Apple Pay services.

Hilda Louca (62nd on the list)

Hilda founded Mitcha, a platform featuring 200 designers and brands.

Omnia Kelig (84th on the list)

During the first nine months of 2022, NAEEMA reported $8.2 million in total revenues and $273 million in assets thanks to Omnia’s inspiring hard work!

Abir Leheta (87th on the list)

An AUC alumna, Abir Leheta deserves a medal for her role as EgyTrans’s CEO and the chairman of Barwil Egytrans and ScanArabia!

Abeer Helmy Saleh ( 99th on the list)

Board Member & Managing Director of Misr Life Insurance Takaful, Abeer Helmy is taking the insurance sector by storm.