Yasmin Helal

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Yasmin Helal

Founder and CEO of Alamani Foundation ( Educate Me)

She was chosen among 20 women across the world to participate in the “Global Sports Mentoring Program” that aim to highlight the importance of sport on the brain development.
Yasmin Helal became the outstanding Egyptian woman ambassador across the world through her “Ahly” project that serves the education of the low income children.
This project has enabled Yasmin Helal to get a prize from the international ashoka organization, the prize of king Abdullah from Jordan, and a prize from “Mobaderoon Misr”.  She also has attained the third place in international children cinema festival and the “negmnet masr” foundation prize.
Yasmin Helal had worked in international telecommunication companies. Yasmin Helal has graduated from Cairo University specializing in Medical Engineering.
She is intending to get MBA degree in the department of international education from either a University in Germany or Helwan University.

Sherine El Shorbagi

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Sherine El Shorbagi

Advisor to the Minister for SMEs at Ministry of Trade and Industry

Twenty years of experience in Management, Policy and Program Development, Foreign Cooperation, Business Advisory Service and Sustainability Practices. Gained andiversified portfolio in networking and exposure to industrial operating businesses, regulatory authority, and extended stakeholders.
Driving the development of policies and engagements with partner International Organizations, coordinating strategic engagements with partner institutions and managing key international relations operations.
She was engaged strongly in the strategic planning, annual work planning, and budgeting of the organization.
She was working for 14 years in the Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC); affiliated with Ministry of Trade and Industry. In which, she was leading several departments and programs, related to Sustainable Development, Export, Policy Support, Value Chain, Programs for Inclusive Business and Responsible Business. One of her successful achievements is Creative Egypt, the platform for the development and trading of creative industries in Egypt. She was also the UN Global Compact focal point for about 3 successive years, and the National Coordinator for the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC).
Sherine has been the Chief Executive Officer of Export Development Authority (EDA) since May 2017 to january 2019.
Responsible for formulating, managing and setting up export development programs and strategic policies for supporting the Egyptian export sector and facilitating the business environment through EDA’s executive sectors: export strategies and policies sector, export capacity building sector and export promotion sector.
EDA is working closely with Ministry of Trade and Industry, in addition to relevant governmental entities, public and private sectors, Business Associations, NGOs and various local and international organizations.
Now EDA has successfully gained a notable leading role in the Egyptian export arena;” we have launched the first export hub in 6 th of October City for providing export related services to Egyptian exporters and SMEs, succeeded to host the First AFREXIMBANK International Trade Fair in 2018, working on the execution of the sustainability action plan of Green Trade Initiative (GTI), drafting many export related programs with international entities to be executed, working on promoting and branding the Egyptian exports through organizing international exhibitions, business weeks, matchmaking and B2B meetings.
And finally, we launched the first portal for Egyptian exports named (EXPOEGYPT)”.
Concerning education and professional trainings, she had acquired many certificates; Gender Audit Certified Auditor, ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility) Certified Expert, Master of Public Policy and Administration from AUC, Bachelor of Arts, Major Mass Communication, Minor Sociology from AUC. In addition to diversified management, sustainable development coaching and trainings.

Shahinaz Foda

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Shahinaz Foda

Managing Director of First Capital Financial Advisory

Shahinaz Foda is the Managing Director of First Capital Financial Advisory since November 2016.
Prior to this, Foda was the Deputy CEO and Head of Corporate, Treasury, and Wealth Management at BNP Paribas Egypt between July 2004 and July 2015 until the French bank’s Egyptian bank was sold to Emirates NBD. She supervised the sale of the French Bank to Emirates NBD. 
She also worked as General Manager and Deputy Treasurer in the Egyptian American Bank (currently Crédit Agricole Egypt) from July 1991 until May 2004.
Foda has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the American University in Cairo.

Sarah Shabayek

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Sarah Shabayek

Head of Investor Relations at Telecom Egypt

Sarah Shabayek is the Head of Investor Relations at Telecom Egypt since November 2017. Prior to this, she was appointed as Head of Research, MEA Telecom, Media, and Technology at Arqaam Capital in January 2017.
Shebayek has an experience of 10 years in the field of Financial Analysis in the Telecommunication sector. She had occupied many positions in local and international investment banks and was classified as one of the Top Analyst and Researcher in the telecommunication sector for three consecutive years, between 2015 and 2017. In addition, she was classified in 2015 among the Top 10 Analysts in different sector levels.
Shebayek’s researches include 17 of mobile telecommunication companies existing in 35 countries in the Middle East and Africa.
She started her career path as Business Analyst in Ernst & Young between July 2008 and August 2009 then she shifted to Shatronix Energy Systems Sagl as Senior Financial Controller for one year to join HC Securities & Investments in 2009.
In 2012, she moved to CI Capital where she held several positions until she had finally became the Head of Communication Research.
Shebayek introduced the First Communication Pack in the market in 2012.
She received Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance from the American University in Cairo.

Dr. Samia El Temtamy

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Dr. Samia El Temtamy

Professor of Human Genetics at National Research Center

Samia El Temtamy is Professor of Human Genetics at the National Research Center since June 1977.
El Temtamy has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Cairo University; she had started her career path by being a Doctor of Excellence in the University’s Children Hospital. She got her Diploma in Pediatrics in October 1960; then she had joined the National Research Center. She has her PHD in Human Genetics in 1966 from Johns Hopkins University in the US.  She was the first person in the Middle East to get this PHD in this specific medical specialty.
When she returned to Egypt, El Temtamy established the Human Genetics Department, which includes nearly 100 researchers today, the first Outpatient Clinic for the National Research Center, and the first specialized clinic in bone and genetic abnormalities.
 In addition, she has published more than 300 researches. She also established the National Society for Human Genetics, in which she was elected as President. This had led El Temtamy receive many scientific awards, like the Scientific Excellence Award for the National Research Center in 1987 in Medical, Pharmaceutical, and Environmental Sciences. She has also received the Association of Defects Award from Japan in 1988 and State Award for Medical Sciences in 2001.
In addition, El Temtamy has got Nile Award in 2011, Award of Creative Women in Genetics from Bahrain in 2009, and Gomez Human Prize about African.

Rawya Mansour

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Rawya Mansour

Founder & Chairperson of RAMSCO Foundation

A woman of many talents, Rawya Mansour is a globally acclaimed Environmental Activist, Humanitarian restlessly fighting for the uplifting of all stratifications of society.
In 2007, she founded RAMSCO for Trade and Distribution. There she developed and tested a groundbreaking approach to organic agro-business within Egypt, through the invention of fertilizers and agro-technology. This approach looked to developing novel techniques that focused on enhancing national food security by saving water while increasing yields.
Upon the success the pilot project in her research center, Mansour founded the RAMSCO Foundation for Sustainable Agricultural Development in 2009. 
The foundation is an NGO operating to oversee Mansour’s zero-waste agro-technologies and fore plan the creation of self-sustainable zero-waste eco-villages.
Mansour’s work proved to be an incredible tool for climate change adaptation, as she has developed and patented machines that recycles rice straw and other agri-waste (the burning of which leads to the “black smog” that pollutes cities like Cairo, leading to growing rates of asthma in its residents) and turns it into biochar. Biochar has been proven to be the only way of reversing climate change, as it is capable of reclaiming desertification and decreasing green house gas from agri-waste.
Hand-in-hand with combating environmental degradation Mansour works towards poverty elevation and emancipation of rural women. Currently employing young women in organic farming and training on quality packaging to ensure gender equality, women autonomy & financial independence. RAMSCO works with women from the Ismalia and Behera region where women otherwise have low daily wages and social rights as daily workers. By employing these marginalized women they have grown a sense of empowerment and economic autonomy, which has been proven to give them bargaining power in their homes.
Moreover, RAMSCO has introduced for the first time in this region equal salaries for men and women farmers, as well as health insurance benefits. As per tradition women farmers in this region receive half the income of a male farmer for the same amount of work. By breaking this tradition and introducing equal pay, Mansour has shattered the status qua by giving women equal rights and status as a man in the workplace.
All of this work has been building to the achievement of Mrs. Mansours larger dream of worldwide holistic eco villages in the Mediterranean. These eco villages will continue to carry out the use of Mansours green technology building towards food security and environmental adaptation. Mansour’s innovative vision is to invest on sustainable projects able to reduce poverty and contribute to “save the planet”. She is the engine and co-founder of the project We Are The People.
“It costs nothing to dream, but everything not to” is the motto Mansour lives by.
In 2012, Mansour established Organic Agriculture for Social International Solidarity (OASIS) in the Principality of Monaco. The possibility of creating agricultural villages in arid land is realized through OASIS’s patented organic fertilizers and biochar machines that allow for fruit and vegetables not only grow, but thrive in a desert environment with low water usage. The machines take agricultural waste and turn it into bio-char, one of the few components with the ability to reverse climate change due to its capacity to sequestrate carbon dioxide from the air. These fertilizers and machines, patented in Egypt, Northern Africa, AOPI and, France, Monaco Australia are the first of their kind and if employed on the large scale will bring great feats in terms of reversing environmental damage, climate adaptation and food security in the area while fighting poverty through new social agroeconomic job creation and eco-tourism.
Furthermore, Mansours’s most recent endeavor has been the creation of the foundation “We Are The People” (WATP) along with Egyptian business tycoon Naguib Sawiris in partnership with the Basilicata region of Southern Italy.
WATP is the pinnacle of Mansour’s life work, it plans to take an area in the barren and impoverished region of Basilicata and transform it into a holistic and sustainable Entrepreneurial Zero-waste Eco-village (EZE). This microcosm will be complete with schools, youth centers, health care, and job opportunity through Mansour’s agro-technology for both locals and incoming refugees that are otherwise crippling the Southern regions of the Mediterranean. If this project is created throughout North Africa as well as the Mediterranean it can greatly reduce migration from under developed countries. Creating a means for the Southern European countries to deal with the influx of refugees in a new socially and economically sustainable manner.
We Are The People has been presented to the Italian government as a member of the G7 together with UNIDO.  Mansour’s work has proclaimed her an Honorary Member of the Egyptian National Women’s Committee for Foreign Affairs, Arab Business Women’s Council, 100 Women Who Rose Above Change in the Muslim World, A Hero of the Green Era, The Earth Institute at Columbia University. She is also a Member of UNDP’s IDSC, and a Role Model for African Women.

Rania Abu Rabia

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Rania Abu Rabia

Founder of THINK Center

Rania Abu Rabia is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of THINK, a transformational leadership development center. THINK offers unique leadership development programs, primarily for women and entrepreneurs, capitalizing on the power of blended coaching.
Abu Rabia is a keynote speaker, executive coach, specialized in a diverse range of topics related to transformational leadership, team dynamics and women empowerment. Her vision is to inspire those who cross her path to seek, connect with, and embrace their own individual potential, energy and vulnerability, and capitalize on that to achieve effective positive growth and development, in both their professional and personal lives.
She is an expert in topics such as political savviness, executive presence, self-confidence, resilience & agility, wellbeing, life balance, positive psychology, coaching, storytelling, public speaking, emotional and social intelligence, and creating cohesive engaged teams.
Furthermore, Abu Rabia is also a Board Member of the ICF Egypt Chapter, and is a Mentor Coach and Faculty Member of ICF-credentialed coaching programs.
Abu Rabia has more than 36 years of corporate and coaching experience, having worked in various multinational organizations in Canada, UAE, and Egypt.  She founded THINK for Leadership Development in 2014. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of Human Resources, IT, and Planning as well as a Board Member of Abercrombie & Kent Egypt, leading a team of 60 individuals, responsible for 8 branches, and for an annual budget of over $12 million.
She holds a BSc in CS degree from Canada.  She is a Certified Professional in Leadership and Performance (CPLP, ATD) as well as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC, ICF), a Certified Executive Coach (ICF) and a Professional in HR (PHR, HRCI).  She also holds a Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers & Trainers.  Additionally, Rania is a certified MBTI® practitioner and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator.  She is currently studying to become a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner (CAPP, Flourishing Center).
In 2016, Abu Rabia created the “Stories Worth Spreading” initiative where she shares inspiring stories of Egyptian women leaders on her blog. She is currently working on her first book on leadership and wellbeing, due to be published in 2019.

Randa Al-Menshawi

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Randa Al-Menshawi

Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development

Randa Al-Menshawi has been as appointed Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development for Follow-up and Facilities in July 2018. She is called the Iron Lady in the Ministry.
Al-Menshawi has held many positions in the Ministry including the Vice President of the Research and Construction Studies in 2009, Director General of the Research and Construction Studies, and Head of the Central Department for the Minister’s Office in 2012.
In addition, Al-Menshawi is also a Board Member in the Engineering Committee at the Housing and Development Bank (HDB).

Rana Gamali

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Rana Gamali

Director of Public Affairs & Communications at Coca-Cola Bottling – Egypt

Rana Gamali is Director of Public Affairs and Communications at Coca-Cola Bottling Company – Egypt since July 2015.
She also serves as a Board Member of some of the most well-known companies and business organizations in Egypt, including the Food Industry Federation and MOT Company for Investments. She is also Industry and Trade Committee Member at the American Chamber of Commerce.
Gamali has more than 20 years of experience in Public Affairs and Communications.
She is well known for her strong networking and connection with the major business, social, and public society in Egypt and the region.
She always focuses on making the best possible results serving and driving business forward. In her current position with Coca-Cola, she handles daily and strategic communications for more than 10,000 employees and vast network of stakeholders.
She holds a bachelor degree in English Language and Literature from Ain Shams University.

Omayma Farahat

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Omayma Farahat

Chairperson of the Arab Investment Bank (AIBANK)

Omayma Farahat has been appointed as Chairperson of the Arab Investment Bank (AIBANK) in October 2018.
Prior to this, Farahat was Head of Corporate Banking at Ahli United Bank, where she co-founded the transition management team to manage the bank during the transitional period that followed the acquisition of the Bahrain International Bank by the AUB in Egypt in 2006.
Farahat holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the American University in Cairo.