Chairperson of MZ Investments / Vice Chair of Maridive Group
Shahira Zeid is one of Egypt’s most prominent private sector executives. She is the Chairperson of MZ Investments, a holding company that overseas various firms operating in energy, logistics, tourism, and hospitality sectors, and one of Egypt’s most enterprising private sector companies.
Zied is also Vice Chair of Maridive Group, one of the largest company worldwide in petroleum and offshore marine field.
She sits on the board of Egypt’s International Economic Forum (EIFF) and its affiliate of the Arab Global Forum, and is the head of the Forum’s Woman’s Strategy Group. She is also Board Member of the Arab Business Council, World Economic Forum – Davos, Canada Egypt Business Council – CEBC, and Education For Employment, Egypt – (EFE).
Zeid strongly believes that tourism is a major growth area for Egypt and could provide an answer to many education and employment problems. Moreover, Zeid has been named by Arabian Business among its list of The World’s Most Influential Arab Women in 2017.
In 2008, she was chosen to be one among the Forbes list of the top 50 business women in the Arab world for the year 2014 and to be among the 200 most influential women in the Arab world as well.
Zeid graduated from the American University in Cairo in 1982 with a BA in Business Administration.