Olfat Ghorab

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Olfat Ghorab

Chairperson of the Arab Co. For Drugs Industries & Medical Appliances (ACDIMA)

Olfat Ghorab has been appointed as Chairperson of the Arab Co. For Drugs Industries and Medical Appliances (ACDIMA) in 2017. ACDIMA is owned by the Egyptian Ministry of Health.
Prior to this, Ghorab was the Chairperson of the Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA).
 Ghorab has more than 41 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She started her career immediately after her graduation in 1975 in the Egy Drug Company, where she grew in positions until she became Chairperson.
She also worked as Chairperson and Managing Director of El-Gomhouria for Trading Chemicals and Medical Appliances and Arab Drug Company (ADCO). All the three firms, Egy Drug, El-Gomhouria, and ADCO, Ghorab worked with, are subsidiaries of the Holding Company for Pharmaceuticals (Holdipharma), the most prominent public-sector pharmaceutical producer in Egypt.

Noha Saad

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Noha Saad

Media & Public Relations Senior Manager at Vodafone Egypt

Noha Saad, is currently Media and Public Relations Senior Manager at Vodafone Egypt, focusing on Crisis Management, Public Relations, and Media Relations.
Saad has been with Vodafone for over 16 years, having joined in 2001 and working in marketing and corporate communications before moving into her current position.
She has a wealth of knowledge in Communications, with more than 21 years of experience in Corporate Communication, Corporate Responsibility, Marketing Communications, and Public Relations.
Saad had begun her career at Vodafone Egypt in 2001; she had different positions before her current one.
She is one of the leading corporate responsibility practitioners in Egypt and a public speaker advocating for corporate responsibility in the region, sharing best practices from Vodafone Egypt.
Moreover, Saad has strong public speaking and communications skills, as she has been a public speaker at international and regional forums, and participated in the G8 Conference in the UK (Women in Arab world), CSR Summits in Dubai, PR Summit UK, Dubai, and Qatar.
She has an active role in the business community in Egypt, where she is a Member of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA). She is also Board member of the National NGO fund established by decree from the Prime Minister and chaired by the Minister of Social Solidarity.
Saad has received her Diploma in Social Responsibility from Ashridge Executive Education of Hult International Business School in the USA and another in Sustainability from Imperial College in the USA in sustainability.

Nihad Shelbaya

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Nihad Shelbaya

Head of Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Egypt

Nihad Shelbaya is Head of Public and Government Affairs at ExxonMobil Egypt, covering Egypt and Cyprus.
She is also Egypt Chapter Lead for ExxonMobil Egypt Women Interest Network(WIN), Founder and Head of the Nada Foundation of Safer Egyptian Roads, Injaz Egypt Board Advisor. In addition, she served as Advisory Board Member at Enactus Egypt, Board Member of AISEC Egypt, and Member of the US Egypt Business Council.
Shelbaya established the Nada Foundation of Safer Egyptian Roads in August 2014, in honor of all the loved ones who have lost their lives as a result of road crashes.
The foundation is a contribution from those who endured the pain of loss in an attempt to avoid such a sad event from happening to any Egyptian family.
Furthermore, Shelbaya is an active Member of several internal committees at ExxonMobil Egypt, such as the Wellness Committee, and of the American Chamber of Commerce’s CSR and Women Leaders committees.
In March 2017, Shelbaya was awarded “Women Leadership Award” by the Business Women of Egypt Association.

Nevine Kashmiri

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Nevine Kashmiri

Assistant Chairman and Managing Director at the United Bank

Nevine Kashmiri joined the United Bank as Deputy Managing Director of the bank’s Business Sectors in January 2017. She has a wealth of knowledge in Banking, with years of experience in Credit, mainly Corporate Credit.
Kashmiri started her career as a Corporate Finance Manager at Misr International Bank (MIBank, currently Qatar National Bank) in 1982, until she was promoted to Deputy General Manager and Head of Corporate Finance at the Bank in 2003.
From 2005 to 2008 she became a member of the board of directors of the Young and Piraeus Company for Financial Leasing and she also became a Deputy General Manager for Finance Sector at Piraeus Bank.
From December 2008 to November 2016, Kashmiri served as a Board Member of Prime Company for Investments and Securities, then a Senior General Manager and Head of Corporate Finance at the Egyptian Gulf Bank.
Kashmiri graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in 1980.

Nevine Gamea

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Nevine Gamea

Executive Director of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSME)

Nevine Gamea has been appointed as Executive Director of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (MSME) in July 2017
In January 2005, Gamea joined the MSME Agency (previously the Social Fund for Development) until she became the first Secretary General in November 2016.
She started her career after her graduation from the Faculty of Commerce, Cairo University in 1985, by working in the National Bank for Development (Currently Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Egypt – ADIB). She then moved to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), where she established first Retail Banking Division and established an all-inclusive design for its financing products and marketing policy.
 This helped NBE attract a large market segment within a very short period of time.
Gamea is also a Board Member of Takaful Insurance Companies, Microfinance Enterprise Services Company – Reefy, Ayadi Company for Development and Investment, and the Economic Committee of the National Council for Women, and Industrial Modernisation Centre (IMC).

Nevine El Kabbaj

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Nevine El Kabbaj

Deputy Minister of Solidarity for Social Protection

Nevine El Kabbaj was appointed as Deputy Minister of Solidarity for Social Protection in June 2018. She has more than 26 years of experience in the field of Development Policies and Social Protection.
El Kabbaj was Director of Takafol Wa Karama (Solidarity and Dignity), a national targeted social safety net program funded by the World Bank and implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity, with the aim of protecting the poor through income support.
Prior to this, El Kabbaj worked as Manager at the Middle East and North Africa Regional Consulting (MENARC) from May 2013-July 2014.
In 2005, she joined the UNICEF to work as Children Protection Program Head in Egypt then later became Head of Planning, Follow-up, Assessment Programs from 2007 to 2013. She also worked as Deputy Head at America’s Development Foundation (ADF) from November 1999 to May 2003.
Moreover, El Kabbaj was Strategic Planning Consultant for the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at the National Population Council.
She has graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in 1987, then studied Political Economy at the University of Ottawa.  She obtained her master’s degree in International Relations from Carleton University in Canada in 1992. She began her career as a Freelance Researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Planning and at the Defense of Prisoners’ Rights Center.

Nermine Shehab El Din

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Nermine Shehab El Din

Head of Marketing and Strategic Sustainability at National Bank of Egypt (NBE)

Nermine Shehab El Din is Head of Marketing and Strategic Sustainability at the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), as she leads the bank’s role towards the community to improve Egyptians’ lives.
She has a wide experience in Community Development and Sustainable Development.
Among the key domains adopted by Shehab El Din are health, education, culture, slum development, fighting poverty, and freeing prisoners in debt. This has led to the NBE’s contribution to more than 200 projects across Egypt.

Nermine Abdel Fattah

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Nermine Abdel Fattah

Managing Director of Excellent Communications

Nermin Abdel Fattah is the Managing Director of PR agency Excellent Communications. She has a career spanning over 16 years in Corporate Communications, Event Management, and Public Relations.
She founded Excellent Communications, an integrated Communications and Public Relations agency, in 2003.
Abdel Fattah has worked on more than 50 multi-sectorial communication projects on the local and regional levels including Cityscape Egypt, Hill International, Emaar, ColdWell Banker, Wadi Degla, NIVEA, Misr Italia, Arab African International Bank (AAIB), Bank Audi, Banque Misr, Citi Bank, and L’Oreal Egypt.
Moreover, Abdel Fattah provides a broad spectrum of professional consultations involving ‘Below the line’ activities, Media Relations tips, Consumer PR, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and Crisis Management.
Abdel Fattah’s interests are interdisciplinary, with supporting Egyptian women at their core. She has extensive experience in areas of Public Relations, advertising, organising conferences and exhibitions, as well as conducting media campaigns for more than 10 years.
She received her B.A. in Physics, Electronics, and Computer Science from the American University in Cairo. She also has a Master of Electronics degree from the American University in Cairo.

Dr. Nawal El Degewi

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Dr. Nawal El Degewi

Head of Board of Trustees of Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA)

Nawal El Degewi, Head of the Board of Trustees of Modern Sciences and Arts University (MSA), believes that education determines the people’s future and determines the extent of their success.
She established educational institutions from elementary to university, of which ‘Baby Home School’ in 1958 and ‘Dar EL Tarbeya’ School in 1961 for basic education and she linked them to the British curriculum. In 1984, she founded the first Egyptian international school in England, West GreensTed College.
In addition, El Degewi founded the October University of Modern Science and Arts and she was interested in the development of society through the association “For our Country”.
She was even dubbed “Mama Nawal” for her efforts to develop generations and empower young people.
The American Universities Association granted El Degwy the Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy and Education. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Greenwich in England in 2006 for her educational philosophy based on human development as a whole: mind, behavioral skills, taking advantage of leisure time, fitness, and development of the human spirit.
El Degwy received her Professorship degree from the British University of Middlesex in 2007 for her leading role in the development of the Egyptian education and adherence to international quality standards.

Natalie Ashba

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Natalie Ashba

Founder & CEO of Dawaya.com and Topdoctors.me

As a young entrepreneur living in the Middle East, Natalie Ashba saw the gap in the healthcare market and saw an opportunity for a complete platform that patients can trust to obtain excellent, affordable, and reliable healthcare with a click of a button.
Ashba founded and manages Dawaya, an online pharmacy, and Top Doctors, a site that helps locate the physicians that fit.
She is a great believer in the power of people and therefore her platforms rely on user-generated content as a way to engage the right user base and organically grow.  It is with that direction both platforms have grown tremendously since their inception.
Topdoctors.me is currently a Medical directory that lists more than 18,000 doctors, hospitals, and laboratories.  It has attracted more than 1000,000 users in 2017 and 4,889,512 page views. This medical platform allows patients and doctors to communicate freely and has been reviewed more than 27,800 times.
In parallel to Top Doctors, Ashba established the first fully functional pharmaceutical e-commerce platform in Egypt.  Dawaya covers web, Android, and IOS systems and therefore has attracted top international, regional, and local pharmaceutical advertisers as the go-to portal for medicine in Egypt. Since its launch in 2014, it has attracted over 6 million users organically and over 31 million page views in 2017.
With every year enhancements and growth are on the road map and soon there will be a release of a new addition to the platform that will enhance the patient healthcare experience in Egypt at a very low cost.
Ashba drive stems from the love of her country and her passion to see its healthcare system be amongst the top contenders in the world. She believes it’s the right of every citizen in this region to have an access and reach to proper healthcare, and she continues to make those ambitions a reality.