Yasmine A. Abbas

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Yasmine A. Abbas

Head of Quantitative and Modeling Analytics Desk in the Reserve Management Department in Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).

She has almost 15 years of experience. She joined CBE in 2006 as a senior risk analyst to play an influential role in building the foundation of the Reserves Management Department and developing the Quant team.

She is responsible for the development of the Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA) of foreign exchange reserves using yield curve modeling and several econometric techniques. She has been deeply involved in setting up the process of benchmark selection, currency allocation, and portfolio risk budgeting.
In addition, she developed a new mandate for the desk where she is carrying an external sector assessment of the Egyptian economy, a framework that is internationally used by IMF for other peer countries to assess current accounts, exchange rates, external balance sheet positions, capital flows, and international reserves.
She is also carrying an External debt sustainability framework assessing the current situation of the Egyptian economy’s external debt and identifying key vulnerabilities in the debt structure in response to macroeconomic shocks.
Currently, She is part of the economic reform program team and leads the negotiations with the IMF.

Zakeya Ibrahim

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Zakeya Ibrahim

Head of Money and Capital Markets Team in Markets Department of the Central Bank of Egypt.

She is a CFA Charter Holder. She has also attended several training programs and Seminars at Harvard (completed the certificate of management excellence), the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank, and on the job training at several international asset managers. She worked also as Part time instructor in AUC School of Business, Executive Education.
Collectively, she has 15 years of work experience, eleven of which have been with the Central Bank of Egypt.
Ms. Zakeya holds an MBA degree from Edinburgh Business School with Distinction.

She earned her Bachelor degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo in 2003 with highest honours where after finishing her engineering studies she shifts career to finance exploiting a natural edge in quantitative fields like many Engineers.

Rania Ghareeb

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Rania Ghareeb

Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Legal Affairs, Orange Egypt

Rania Ghareeb was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Regulatory Affairs and Legal Affairs at Orange Egypt on July 1, 2017. Rania held several positions at Telecom Egypt, the last of which was the Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
She has extensive experience in corporate governance through membership in the board of directors of several companies in the telecommunications sector, including its membership in Vodafone’s Board of Directors. As a lawyer and a registered lawyer in Cairo, she has 18 years of extensive experience in communications laws, regulations, competition laws, government relations, consumer protection and dispute resolution.

Ola Balbaa

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Ola Balbaa

Ola is a Wellsite drilling engineer in BP, one of the top energy companies in the world, she works on offshore and onshore rigs managing more than 120 personnel to develop gas wells in the Nile Delta.
Ola seeks a leadership role in her career bringing her vision of immediate and strategic value and development.
Ola is a graduate of Gas and petrochemicals Engineering, class 2012, Alexandria University, Egypt, and a Master of Science degree holder in Renewable energy, Alexandria University, Egypt.

After Graduation, she has taken a research engineer role in Egypt Japan University of Science and Technology. In this regards, she worked in Kyoto and TokyoTech Universities on related joint research Projects, working in besides managing her own research as well.
She was Awarded by Switchmed Entrepreneurship Program, sponsored by the United Nations and Minister of Commerce for her startup Project proposal “Wara’a” Paper recycling in Educational Institutes.

Okhtein

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Okhtein

Egyptian design duo siblings Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf

They launched their brand Okhtein – meaning, appropriately, “sisters” in Arabic – because of their vision to bring true luxury back to their home country as well as drawing international attention to the inherent refinement of Egyptian partisanship,sensing a gap in the market for true luxury accessories produced in Egypt. Launched in 2013, Okhtein seeks to set new trends, promoting Egyptian artistry as well as presenting new designs to the world.
As a brand, Okhtein is remarkable due to its hyper local manufacturing process. Each Okhtein product has a unique provenance with deep cultural associations. To manufacture their products, Aya and Mounaz felt compelled to take a philanthropic approach to their work out of a desire to incorporate more handmade embroidery and straw into their leather work.

This led to a highly mutually rewarding collaboration with several local NGOs that work to provide assistance to skilled female workers who have faced considerable financial hardship.
Okhtein stands apart as a luxury brand that is truly committed to supporting the cultural value of Egyptian craftsmanship and to giving back to those in need while promoting innovative, cutting-edge design on an international scale.
Okhtein stands apart as a luxury brand that is truly committed to supporting the cultural value of Egyptian craftsmanship and to giving back to those in need while promoting innovative, cutting-edge design on an international scale.

Noura Hassan

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Noura Hassan

Managing Director, North Africa & Levant, Trend Micro

As a Managing Director for North Africa and Levant, Noura Hassan is leading business strategies and operations planning in the region, while working with strong and dedicated team to maintain high technical and sales performance.
Noura joined Trend Micro in Jan 2015 where she established numerous business development opportunities.

Having 15+ years of regional and local experience in the field, she managed to bring a wealth of in-depth experience to Security and Networks industry. Noura is currently based in Cairo, Egypt. She has a bachelor of Communications Engineering and holds several Software and Information Security Certificates.

Nour Elzeny

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Nour Elzeny

General Manager Corporate Communication at Suez Canal bank

Nour Elzeny is currently the General Manager Corporate Communication at Suez Canal bank. In the past, she held several key positions at a number of multinational organization sin Canada and Egypt such as Regional Communication Manager at the Arab Radio & TV (ART) for the Middle East
and North Africa region as well as Marketing & Financial Consultant in financial consulting firms and Bank of Montreal in Canada .

Ms. Elzeny enjoys a long and solid experience spanning 25 years in the fields of Media and Communication. During her tenure holding several senior positions of diverse nature, Nour has been able to develop and manage Marketing Communication plans including Internal and External Communication, Media Relations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sponsorships, Investor Relations and Consumer Communication. Branding, Public Relations, Training and Channel Production were key elements of her responsibilities held at a number of multinational organizations in Egypt and Canada.


Nour Elzeny is an expert instructor in the fields of Media, Marketing , Public Relations, Business Etiquette and Leadership at a number of reputable education institutes , Elzeny conducted over 4000 hours of training delivered to more than 5000 trainees in Egypt as well as other countries in the Middle East namely; Algeria, Jordon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA ), Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and UAE. She had also delivered training in Egypt for candidates from Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Sudan serving the needs of big multinational organizations in a big variety of industries including Telecom, Manufacturing, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Medical, Real Estate, FMCGs, Retail, Embassies, Banks, Media, Investment, Education, Airport and Aviation as well as Sports.

Nahla Bassam

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Nahla Bassam

Bassam is the owner of a Facebook charity group called Book it forward. It is a group on Facebook that sells used books donated by the group members and all the cash returns from these sales go to charity.
It was founded in 2015 and since then has collected over 80,000 EGP that were donated to various hospitals and non-for-profit organizations across Egypt. The group aims at Increasing social support and contribution to community development .

It also aims at Encouraging recycling, sharing and giving back, Set a positive platform for readers to discuss books and authors, offering books for reasonable prices for the group members, and Providing signed books by authors who contributed with copies from their publications to be put up in auctions on the group for fund raising.
She holds a bachelor degree in business administration from faculty of commerce, Ain shams university.

Mona Yassin

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Mona Yassin

ADIB iraq. Retired January 2018, Non-executive Board M ember of Egylease company.

Yassin has a wide experience in the banking sector. Sheheld the position of Vice Chairman, Banque du Caire, to be the first female appointed to a high post in the national Egyptian banks.
She also served as Country Chief Officer for Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) in Iraq and Board Member – non-executive, Banque du Caire. In addition, she worked as Senior Credit Officer and Country Risk Manager at Citibank Egypt.

Moreover, she is also the Founder and Vice Chair of the Egyptian Association for the Protection of Competition; an NGO established in Cairo, Egypt in September 2011 as well as Chairperson at inception of the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA).
She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo June 1971 and received an Investment Appraisal and Management Diploma from Harvard University August 1995.

Mona Mansour

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Mona Mansour

General Partner – Head Of Asset Management

Mona was the Former Senior Director, Chief Economist – Private Equity/Research, CFH. In this capacity she managed a EGP1bn tourism fund. Mona has +20 years of progressive experience in macro and industry research as well as strategy products, she was Chief Economist & Strategist, Director at CI Capital. Mona has an extensive experience in managing IPOs, re-branding existing products specialized industries and economic analysis with qualitative and quantitative coverage.

Mona covered Tourism, real-estate, Pet-Chem, BM, pharmaceuticals, and consumer sectors. Mona actively participated in land mark deals, providing advisory services for both the sell and/or buy sides for most of Egypt’s landmark equity transactions. She has also participated in several public and private placements of many large Egyptian corporations, the like of Alexandria Mineral Oils (AMOC), Talaat Mostafa (TMGH), and Eastern Tobacco (EAST).
Prior to that Mona held several positions in The American Chamber in Egypt (AmCham) and Artoc Group, where she was actively involved in research and policy papers and participated in the World Economic Forum.
Mona holds a BA in Business Administration minor in Economics, American University in Cairo, and an MBA from Maastricht School of Management, Holland.