Yasmina Abou Youssef

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Yasmina Abou Youssef

VP for Procurement, Marketing and Communications for Shores Hotels – an Egyptian hotel management chain.

Ms. Abou Youssef is also an active philanthropist and social entrepreneur. She is currently spearheading a comprehensive development project in Istabl Antar.
Ms. Abou Youssef is leading Tawasol Egypt initiative where the products designs are inspired by traditional Egyptian arts and crafts, and they areall hand-made using locally sourced materials and the perfect Egyptiangiveaways.
Tawasol products are made by women living in slum areas and informal settlements in Cairo in Istabl Antar, Ezzbet Khairalla, Batnel Baraa and Mokattam. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of our products are given back to these low income families that made them,either as artisans’ wages or to help sustain community development projects.
In addition to the Istabl Antar initiative, Ms. Abou Youssef is one of the founders of Fathet Kheir (FK), an Egyptian NGO established in 2000 to assist the families living in Al Hadaba Al Wosta in the Moqattam area.
Ms. Abou Youssef has been also very active during her university years.She led a literacy initiative in May 1997 providing English and Arabic courses to AUC’s maintenance personnel, security guards, lab assistants and drivers. Student, faculty, staff and alumni gain volunteer experience as teachers and learn the importance of social responsibility.  while at the same time helping AUC staff acquire language skills that will last a lifetime.
Ms. Abou Youssef graduated from the American University in Cairo(AUC) in 1999 with a Bachelor& degree in Integrated Marketing and Communication (IMC). She was a member of the Folklore Dance Troupe,and the Model United Nations program and Model Arab League. And now the mother of Baheya and Ghalia.

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.

Yasmine Armanious

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Yasmine Armanious

CEO, EVA Cosmetics

Yasmine Armanious is now the CEO of EVA cosmetics co. Yasmine is a pharmacist graduated in 1999. She started her career in the research and development where she contributed in formulating some of the best selling products.
She started her career in EVA in 2007, she held a managerial position in supply chain then Leading Eva co. operations after that a board member in the industrial chamber of pharmaceutical and cosmetics.
In 2009,  she became Board member of export council. She then appointed the CEO of EVA cosmetics And board member of EVA group of companies.

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.

Thanaa Afifi

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Thanaa Afifi

Head of Marketing and Sales, Group GB Auto

Mrs. Thanaa has achieved many successes and professional achievements in Ghabbour Motors Group.
The agent is a group of brands such as Hyundai, Mazda, Geely and Chery, since joining the company and not only during 2018.
The  Gabbour Auto Group is  one of the leaders in the Egyptian automotive market, and Afafy is the most prominent Contributors maintain this progress and peak market sales.

Saneya Elnimer

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Saneya Elnimer

A Pioneer of Special Educational Needs in Egypt

Saneya’s journey with special needs began when her youngest daughter was born with a rare congenital heart condition that kept her at hospitals for weeks at a time. During these long stays, Saneya would frequently volunteer around the hospital and began to gain experience in parenting a child with special needs and received training to enable her to manage her daughter’s condition and nurture her development. It is then that Saneya began viewing the world through a different lens and appreciating the importance of the role Special Educational facilities provide.
Soon after graduation, Saneya settled in London, UK with her husband, where she had her three children. When it was time to move back to Cairo in 1993, the search for a school capable of providing for her daughter’s unique needs began but to no avail.
It became clear that the only way to sustain the kind of caring and nurturing her daughter needed, was to finally make her dream come true and to set up a special needs school.
The Continental School of Cairo opened its doors in January 1994 to 13 students with Special Educational Needs, making it the first school in the Middle East to cater for students with Learning Difficulties. Over the course of the next 25 years, The Continental School has grown to include a reputable Inclusive British International School as well as a National School serving more than 1500 students.
Saneya Elnimer received her schooling in the city of Alexandria at the  E.G.C. She then went on to complete her University studies at Ain Shams University and graduated from the Faculty of Commerce with a degree in Business Administration.

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.

Sabah Mashaly

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Sabah Mashaly

Chairman of the Egyptian Electricity Transfer Company (EETC)

She started her career in Cairo University then she moved to electricity sector since 1989 until now.She joined the minister office since 2001 and she has been promoted till she finally became first undersecretary for developing performance and political communication.
Mashaly is a board member of the General Authority for the Economic Zone of the Gulf of Suez.
She is a board member of the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company, Egypt Regulator, and the high council of Egyptian Engineers Syndicate. Moreover, She is a member of many International Electrical Associations like CERED, Sigre, IEC, in addition to, she represents North Africa region in the AFSEC organization.
She has been graduated 1986, Cairo university, faculty of engineering. She also graduated from Harvard Business School and Military Nasser Academy as well.

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.

Sara Hamouda

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Sara Hamouda

Research Analyst on SDGs/Agenda 2063 and Regional Coordinator for North Africa Region at the African Union Secretariat for Peer Review Mechanism

Ms. Hamouda works as a Research Analyst for the Agenda 2063 and SDGs and acts as a focal point for the North Africa region. Earlier, she worked at the Cabinet of the Minister of International Cooperation in Egypt as a Senior Economic Researcher in charge of cooperation with the Arab & regional financial institutions, and China from 2008-2015.
She also received a trainee-ship program at the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg from 2017-2018, of which she provided policy analysis and research regarding the EIB role outside the EU, especially in the southern Mediterranean region in various issues such as migration, donors’ relations, and economic resilience in the neighboring countries.
Academically, she has a diversified background in Political Sciences, Development, Peace studies, and European Union affairs. She holds a MA of Arts in International Development from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, a Diploma in Peace promotion and disarmament from the University for Peace and Vienna Center for Disarmament and a Bachelor’s in Political Sciences from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University. She is also an alumnus of College of Europe in Warsaw.