Middle East & North Africa

Sara-Kristina Hannig Nour

Thea Myhrvold

Samira Negm

Amel Bouchamaoui

In March 2016, Amel has been nominated as a Goodwill Ambassador to represent AmCham Tunisia before international institutions and regional organizations including US-Tunisia joint Economic commission and AmCham North & West Africa Council “ANWAC”.

Julia Sperling

In her healthcare and government work, Dr. Sperling has been leading health system transformations in the Middle East ranging from work with Academic Health and Science Systems, Research Institutions, Integrated Healthcare Systems and Regulators & Policymakers on topics encompassing organizational transformations, leadership development, health system financing reforms, crisis management and healthcare provision strategies including business and operating models.

Eman Hylooz

Being an avid reader herself, Eman Hylooz, 31, deplored the absence of an online database of Arabic books. She has a background in computer science and had been working in software development prior to launching the first version of Abjjad in 2012.

Mouna Abbassy

Originally from Morocco, Mouna Abbassy moved to Dubai 10 years ago to start a career as a marketing professional for multinational cosmetic brands. Rediscovering the age-old Moroccan beauty rituals, she decided in 2013 to launch her own brand Izil Beauty – meaning “pure” in Moroccan Berber.

Sarah Hawilo

With a bachelor and a master’s degree in business, Sarah Hawilo, 30, had been working as a research consultant in a multinational firm for 5 years when she decided to move into the technology sector. She co-founded serVme, a mobile application and analytics software, to help restaurateurs adequately meet their clients’ expectations.

H.E. Mona Al Marri

In 2003, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Women's Establishment and President of Dubai Ladies Club, entrusted Al Marri with overseeing the establishment of the first women's club in Dubai. As the Vice President of Dubai Ladies Club, Al Marri exceeded expectations and successfully achieved all the outlined goals and objectives. After the success of the Dubai Ladies Club, Al Marri worked under the supervision of Sheikha Manal on the initiation and development of the Dubai Women Establishment (DWE).

Rama Kayyali

Rama Kayyali Jardaneh and her business partner, Lamia Tabaa, came up with the idea for their company 10 years ago, when Rama had just had her first son. ‘We began to talk about the lack of engaging Arabic language audiovisual content for children. All the video and television programs for young children were produced in the West or Japan and never localised, even when dubbed into Arabic.’

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