6 Egyptian women were chosen to be on the list of 50 most influential women in the Middle East region in the financial sector.
The list was made by the London-based Financial News. It was published in alphabetical order without ranking.
The UAE dominated the list with almost half of it, followed by Egypt with 6 women then Lebanon, KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain with 4 entries each.
Here are the 6 women and a snapshot of their contribution to the financial sector.
1- Yasmin Al-Gharbawi
The General Counsel at Qalaa Holdings which is one of the investment giants in the region. She was part of several multi-billion dollar deals between Egypt and African nations.
2- Soha Ali
The Executive Director and Senior Country Officer Egypt and North Africa at JPMorgan Chase managed to keep the numbers going up almost doubling their revenues. She is also a co-chair at the banking and finance committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and was appointed to the board of the Chamber.
3- Noha El-Ghazaly:
Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Pharos Holding for Financial Investments. She handles the reformation of her unit after the devaluation of the Egyptian pound.
4- Maha EnayetAlla:
Head of Strategy, Development, and Governance Sector at Banque Misr and leading its sustainability program which delivered a 4.1 billion Egyptian pounds in net profit in 2018.
5- Mervat Sultan:
Chair and chief executive at Export Development Bank of Egypt. Sultan has 35 year experience in banking and she is handling a project that aims to increase Egyptian exports to Africa.
6- Mona Zulficar:
Afounding partner and chair of the Executive Committee of Zulficar & Partners. With 40 years of Experience in law, Zulficar serves also as an adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Central Bank of Egypt and Capital Markets Authority. She also worked for the UN Human Rights Council and The World Health Organization.