Maya Morsi

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Maya Morsi

President of The National Council for Women

Maya Morsi holds the President position of The National Council for Women. She has more than 22 years of experience in dedicated service to the advancement of women and defending their fundamental rights.
Maya Morsi had served as: regional gender team leader for the UN Development Programme in Cairo, country programme manager and Project Coordinator for the UN Development Fund for Women, Project Officer in the Sustainable Human Development Platform for Action and Monitoring.
 
She was also an Academic Facilitator in the Public Administration and Communication Joint Program between City University of Seattle and the Arab Academy of Science and Technology
Maya Morsi holds a BA in political science from the American University in Cairo in 1995, an MBA from the City University of Seattle in 1997, and an MA in public administration from Seattle in 1998. In 2008, Maya Morsi earned a PhD in public policy from the Institute of Arab Research and Studies in Cairo.

May ElBatran

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May ElBatran

Committee Chair Communication & Information Technology

Egyptian House Of Representatives

May ElBatran was elected on October 2015 to represent the district of Giza as an independent. She sits on the political office representing women in The Coalition of the Support of Egypt, the parliament’s majority group. She was elected as Egypt’s youngest ever Chair of the added Communication & Information Technology Committee in the Egyptian House of Representatives.
ElBatran serves on the boards of the Egyptian Red Crescent and on the Egyptian Junior Business Association.

EJB and acts as Vice President of the Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship MCSBE. May donates her consulting expertise to the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah, she is a member of the Arab Thought Forum ATF in Jordan under patronage of his royal Highness Prince Hasan Bin Talal and of the Arab Sustainability Leadership Group ASLG.
She founded and chairs the CSR arm of the family group; People Development Foundation PDF to promote youth employ-ability, entrepreneurship, innovation and empowerment. She founded and is a board member of the Egyptian Federation for Electronic Games EFEG in 2010 which became a member of the International Electronic Sports Federation IeSF.
Prior to serving in the Egyptian House of Representatives, May was the Founder & CEO of TMA Education Management, Investment & Development, TMA is the first education & training company in Egypt to be awarded the integrated quality management system (ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 & OHSAS 18001:2007) and the 18th member of the United Nations Global compact network in Egypt. Dr ElBatran served as the Academic Advisor and International Relations Officer of the High Institute for Specific Studies HISS a family owned educational bachelor granting institution with over 15 000 students established in 1994. May kicked off her education in the French catholic College De La Mere de Dieu, received her bachelor of pharmacy from Cairo University, her PhD in technology health policy from Swansea University, Wales and is in a continuous state of learning and life exploring. She was born on May 25th 1975.

Marwa El-Ayouti

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Marwa El-Ayouti

Chief Financial Officer at Orange Egypt

Marwa El-Ayouti has joined Orange Egypt as Chief Financial Officer in April 2018.
Before Orange Egypt, El-Ayouti spent 18 years with Vodafone Egypt, serving in various roles, most recently as Chief Financial Officer from 2011 till 2018. She also served as Vodafone Group’s Financial Controller for Asia, the Pacific, and Middle from 2008 till 2010, then returned to Vodafone Egypt in 2010 to become Finance Operations Director.
El-Ayouti received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo in 1998. She also earned her MBA in International Business from the Maastricht School of Management.

Marianne Hesni

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Marianne Hesni

CEO of Hesni Textiles

Marianne Hesni is a leading figure in the textile industry in Egypt. She is the CEO of Hesni Textiles, a textile family business established by her grandfather over a century ago. The business has become one of the largest private sector textile companies in Egypt specializing in dyeing, finishing and printing of various fabrics.
Marianne has been an active board member of several initiatives focusing on the development of the business environment in Egypt, including CIIC, a leading Egyptian Private Equity, and Endeavor Egypt, where she was also a mentor.

Marianne is currently a board member of 138 Pyramids, an initiative to grow Egyptian SMEs and of ADVANCE, an NGO that supports children with special needs which she co-founded in 1997.
Marianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from University of Chicago (Chicago Booth).

Maha ElShinnawy

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Maha ElShinnawy

Professor of Leadership and Ethics at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and is the Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000

Maha ElShinnawy is Professor of Leadership and Ethics at The American University in Cairo (AUC) and is the Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program for the Arab region. She was named by CEO Middle East as one of the most powerful 100 Arab women for setting standards of excellence and as one of the top 10 most powerful Women in Egypt. She served as Associate Dean for research and graduate studies and as The Willard D. Brown Chair in International Leadership in the School of Business at AUC. Previously, she was a tenured Associate Professor at the Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
She earned her Ph.D. from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her BA and MBA from AUC suma cum laude. She received the best dissertation Finalist award for her work on Social Media by The Institute of Management Sciences.

Her research interests are in the area of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business Ethics, Social Media, Organizational Change, Group decision making and dynamics in organizations. Her research also investigates the effects of collaboration, virtual communication and culture on group interaction and performance. She is widely cited in prestigious academic journals and conferences.
She has presented her work in numerous conferences such as the Academy of Management, the Association for Information Systems and the International Conference on Information Systems and published her work in leading peerreviewed journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly (MISQ), IEEE Transactions, The International Journal of Human Computer Studies, The Information Society, among others.
Dr. ElShinnawy has been recognized for her teaching excellence by the Center for Teaching Excellence of Texas A&M University. She is an advisor to the Making Connections Academy of Management OB division; An Ethics Faculty Advisor to SIFE, Students in Free Enterprise, Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Certified Extraordinary Leadership Coach for Louis Allen Worldwide. She also served in The Academy of Future International Leaders at the George Bush School of International Business of Texas A&M University. She has been quoted internationally in Business Week, CNNmoney.com, Associated Press, Time Magazine, Voice of America, Herald Tribune, Financial Times, among others. She has also been quoted in local publications such as:ElMasry AlYoum, AlAhram, The Caravan, Nisf Aldonia, The Egyptian Gazette, Nahdet Misr, among others. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Cairo American College and is a member of the Academic Board of Cyprus International Institute of Management

Maha Abdel Razek Hassan

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Maha Abdel Razek Hassan

Assistant Chairman Managing Director, El Taamir Mortgage Company, Egypt.

Maha currently works as Assistant Chairman Managing Director, El Taamir Mortgage Company ( AlOula ), Egypt. Has over 30 years of experience working in Banking, Education, and Community Development in both the US and Egypt. Mrs. Maha was working as a Consultant to the Managing Director at Bank Audi-Egypt.
She started her professional career in the US at Citibank, Vanguard Financial Institution and Washington Mutual, working in the primary and secondary mortgage market as well as managing several branches in Southern and Northern California until 2000. When she moved back to Egypt she headed the retail branches and wealth management at AAIB. She then started the mortgage department at HSBC and Bank Audi-Egypt.
Mrs. Maha is the Ambassador of Goodwill and an active member at United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). She is a member of the committee for Leasing/Mortgage Lending, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at Egypt National Competitiveness Council (ENCC).

She was the former Advisor to the Minister of Local Development and currently volunteers at the ministry of Local Development for “Mashrou’ak,” a microfinance project.
She was a board member, elected vice chairman and treasurer for Protocol Foundation of Orange County (California), overseeing business development and marketing analysis to promote business (Knocking Door Delegation) and cultural interaction between international visitors and the residents of Orange Country.
Mrs. Maha currently trains professionals at the Egyptian Banking institute (EBI) and Arab Academy for Banking Financial Science, and previously trained individuals at AUC, Ain-Shams University and OUDA. She also developed the retail curriculum approved by the Supreme Council of Universities-Egypt in cooperation with the American University in Cairo (AUC).
Previously in the US, she conducted business seminars at the University of Southern California on portfolio management and business loans and created a business seminar for Air Touch to train employees on how to assimilate with foreign cultures as well as understand the business protocol in the Middle East.
Mrs. Maha was honored a Doctorate Degree for her social and community services within the country. She graduated from Cairo University in Accounting. She has a real estate, insurance and annuity license in the state of California, and is a Certified Islamic Banker (CIB) from Bahrain.

Laila Sedky

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Laila Sedky

CMO and Founder of NOLA Cupcakes

Siblings Adel and Laila Sedky discovered a penetrable gap in the Egyptian dessert market and introduced the first local cupcake store, NOLA. Despite growing up in the same family, the siblings could not be more different. Adel skillfully manages operations and logistics. Laila, on the other hand, drives brand and product development. Interested in business, both Adel and Laila attended the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, receiving degrees in Marketing and Finance respectively.
The pair opened NOLA Cupcakes after graduation in 2010. NOLA offers customers trendy affordable luxuries through its variety of freshly-baked delicious desserts.
Unlike other bakeries and consumer brands in Egypt, NOLA focuses on the customer experience, providing a sophisticated yet cheerful setting with top customer service.
 
Through its first mover advantage and quality brand image, NOLA established itself as the go-to cupcake brand in Egypt. Within the market, NOLA stands for affordable luxury and new trends, while to the consumer, NOLA evokes happiness and celebration. In order to ensure quality products, NOLA sources its ingredients from top suppliers, who offer discounted prices and reliable delivery. The company’s centralized production and transportation guarantees product consistency, while NOLA ensures quality customer experience through its exciting window displays and patient, cheerful staff.
Community give-back and outreach is a key ingredient in the company’s brand, and has enabled the candidates to blend food and their community. In addition to NOLA’s charity cupcakes, the company runs an internship program to teach Egypt’s youth responsibility through empowerment.

Hend El Sherbini

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Hend El Sherbini

Founder and CEO of IDH

Hind El Sherbini, Founder and CEO of the Integrated Diagnostics Holdings ( IDH ), is Professor of Clinical Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She currently serves on the Board of the American Society for Clinical Pathology in Egypt and advises on the international certification process.
Dr. Hind El Sherbini joined IDH in 2012 as Executive Director and formed the first team of the Holding Company. The merger of Lab Laboratories and Al Borg is a milestone in both their development and in the region’s healthcare sector. The merger created IDH with a vision to be one of the largest medical diagnostic groups in the emerging market and is now on track to achieve its goal of being one of the dominant companies in the market.

Dr. Hind Al Sherbini has previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Lab Laboratories, a private medical and diagnostic testing company that improves patient care by providing fast and reliable information on medical tests at the clinical point of care. Under the leadership of Dr. Hind Al-Sherbini and through its expansionist vision, Al-Mabtab has evolved to become one of the most respected and respected factories in the region with its presence in Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.

Heidi Kamal

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Heidi Kamal

Executive Board Member & Cluster Chief Risk Officer

Heidi Kamal joined ADIB-Egypt as Chief Risk Officer in 2009. She is responsible for Wholesale Bank Credit Risk along with Operations, Market, ADIB capital, ADI Lease risks, and ADIB Holding.
Her banking career began in 1989 as an Officer at the Bank of Credit and Commerce- Misr’s Corporate Bank, Trade, and Customer Service departments. Her professional journey then led her to join Citibank where she held a variety of progressively responsible roles over the course of nearly 15 years before joining the NBD Bank of Dubai/ADIB-Egypt.
Her expertise lies in planning business and portfolio strategies based on clear analyses of market conditions and risk assessments.

Never resting on her laurels, Kamal firmly believes in ongoing, professional self-development with training, workshops and seminars a top priority for her.
Kamal holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management, Cairo and a bachelor degree in Commerce from the Ain Shams University in Cairo.

During 2015, the council had succeeded in releasing many projects and development initiatives in a number of economic aspects, like “Entaleq”; an initiative based on leading businesses and adopting youth’s ideas, facilitating financing, developing youth’s economic ideas, and finding encouraging financing bank.

In addition, the council has released the 1000 Factory project in the Fifth Settlement Area in New Cairo and the “Wazeftak Gamb Beetak” project, that supports small and medium enterprises and involves establishing 10 factories in every governorate across the country.

Abd EL Latif participates through the council in establishing a fund to support defaulted factories.

She has got her PHD in Economics from California University, USA.

Heba Iskander

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Heba Iskander

Corporate Development Director at Orascom Construction Limited (OCL)

Heba Iskander is the Board Secretary & the Corporate Development Director at Orascom Construction PLC. She joined Orascom Construction PLC in 1997 and has spearheaded several transformational corporate initiatives throughout her years at the company including standardized monthly financial reporting best practices and the development of OC PLC’s corporate social responsibility activities.
Ms. Iskander established and has been the Director of the Onsi Sawiris Scholarship Program since its inception in 2000. To-date, the program has provided 80 extraordinary Egyptian students the opportunity to study at leading universities in the United States. Ms. Iskander also established and directs the OCI Foundation, the company’s social development vehicle.

Additionally, she established, developed and directs the University of Chicago’s exchange program with Cairo University & AUC.
Ms. Iskander is Secretary of the Board of Directors at Orascom Construction PLC and a participant in the company’s Executive Committee; a company think-tank comprised of select members of top management. Ms. Iskander is a Board Member of ENACTUS (Egypt), INJAZ (Egypt), health and hope oasis, Sawiris Foundation for Environmental Development and the Littlest Lamb Organization.
Ms. Iskander holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.