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Entrepreneur, board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Environmental Engineer and Fashion Designer

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First female partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Middle East and Chairwoman of Taaheal Healthcare

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Founder of S.H.E.Strategy

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Professor at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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Founding Head of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, MBC Group

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Founder of Stand for Women, Forbes Middle East 200 “Most powerful Arab Women in Business”

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Manager, Corporate Sustainability at HSBC

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Regional Head of Sustainability (MENAT), HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

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Chief Risk Officer, HSBC UAE

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Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC UAE

Maya Rahal

Managing Director, MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

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Vice President of Nesma Holding & Vice President of Saudi Shooting Federation

Rozan Ahmed

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Fatema Ebrahim

Founder of Andra Public Relations, board member at Bahrain Economic Development Board

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Resident Partner, MENA Chambers; Member, International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce

Abdelhameed Sharara

Founder & CEO Riseup, Board member, Top 100 ‘Most Influential People of African Descent’

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Vice Chair, 100 Women in Finance; Founder & Managing Director, Maysaffron; Chairman, ABMA

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CEO of theBoardlist

Rima Assi

Senior Partner, McKinsey, Abu Dhabi

Ossama Hassanein

Chairman of Rising Tide Fund, entrepreneur, mentor, and venture capitalist

Rana Ghandour Salhab

People & Purpose Partner, Member of the Executive Committee, at Deloitte ME; 30% Club Founding Chair

Loty Salazar

Corporate Governance Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Head of Startups, Bahrain Economic Development Board, board member of GEN Bahrain

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Founding Partner, Mindshift Capital. Founder of the Women’s Angel Investor Network (WAIN).

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Managing Partner at 500 Startups MENA

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CEO & founder Obai & Hill, Women Power Summit

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Co-Founder, Diversity on Board

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A non-profit organization and an avid promoter of entrepreneurship and innovation across the Arab region.

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Hawkamah is a world class corporate governance institute, owned by the DIFC, working to improve corporate governance practices of governments and companies across the MENA region. We help build sound organizations, reform corporate sector, assist banking and financial sector, and promote good governance. Hawkamah helps also in building qualified directors and top executives who are able to apply corporate governance in their organizations. Our strength lies in our research and years of experience in the region, our world class experts, and proximity to the countries and companies of the MENA region.

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The GCC Board Directors Institute NPIO (GCC BDI) is a not-for-profit organisation that guides board directors of organisations, from family-owned businesses to listed companies, to acquire the know-how and the tools to reach and sustain effective corporate governance. 


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The most active early-stage VC fund in the MENA region. Born in Silicon Valley, the @500Startup family is worldwide.

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Mindshift Capital is a global, women-run venture firm investing in amazing women-led companies solving big problems with sophisticated solutions. We invest in the Rise of the Zillenial, where different consumer values are driving new business models that have been accelerated by COVID19. Our target sectors are edtech, healthtech, foodtech and fintech. Mindshift partners take an active, collaborative role in the growth of portfolio companies with focus on successful exit pathways.

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