British Embassy in Cairo signs Code of Ethics

British Embassy in Cairo signs Code of Ethics

The British Embassy in Cairo and the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA) have signed on June 27, 2021 a Code of Ethics – developed by Egypt’s Top 50 Women Forum and the National Council for Women (NCW).

The Code of Ethics aims to combat harassment in the workplace so as to ensure that women are safe and respected at work, as elsewhere.

At the British embassy to Egypt, the signing ceremony took place in the presence of Sir Geoffrey Adams, UK Ambassador to Egypt; Khaled Nosseir, chairman of the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA); and Dina Abdel Fattah, Founder and chairperson of the Top 50 Women Forum.

Top 50 Forum signs Code of Ethics with Beheira Governor 10 most influential women from Beheira named

Top 50 Forum signs Code of Ethics with Beheira Governor 10 most influential women from Beheira named

Major General Hisham Amna, Governor of Beheira and Dina Abdel Fattah – President of the Top 50, signed on March 15 the Code of Ethics to combat Sexual harassment and Violence against Women in the Workplace

The Code of Ethics aims to prevent all forms of harassment and violence in the work environment and provide practical guidance on implementing specific measures preventing harassment, including sexual harassment, violence and discrimination in the workplace.


10 women from Beheira Governorate were honored and awarded for being great role models to young professional women.

Top 50 Forum honors 20 most influential women in Port Said, Damietta

Top 50 Forum honors 20 most influential women in Port Said, Damietta

As part of its expansion plan in the governorates of Egypt to advance the efforts of economic, social and political empowerment of women and to combat geographical discrimination, the Top 50 held a celebration thonor the 20 most influential women in Port Said and Damietta governorates, in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and the National Council for Women.

20 women: 10 women from Damietta and 10 women from Port Said governorates who are a great source of inspiration to other women seeking success and leadership, were honored and awarded.

The celebration comes within the framework of the forum’s expansion plan, which began in the governorates of Beheira, Fayoum and Beni Suef, where the forum held extensive activities in the aforementioned governorates to promote empowerment efforts and combat all forms of discrimination and honor women who are doing exceptional work.

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.