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The Egyptian Female Bosses Who Made it To Forbes’ Powerful Businesswomen List

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Forbes Middle East has revealed its list of the 100 Power Businesswomen in the Middle East 2020 and the list proudly includes not one, not two, but 10 Egyptian successful businesswomen!

Around 23 nationalities are represented in the list and it gives us utter pride to see Egyptian female bosses dominating the list in various sectors.

 

Meet Egypt’s most powerful bosses!

Rank#24: Mona Zulficar, Zulficar &Partners founding partner and EFG Hermes chairperson
Rank#31: Pakinam Kafafi, CEO of Taqa Arabia
Rank#33: Elham Mahfouz ,CEO of Commercial Bank of Kuwait
Rank#40: Yasmine and Farida Khamis, Oriental Weavers
Rank#53: Hend El Sherbini, CEO of LSE-listed IDH
Rank#60: Mervat Zohdy El Sayed Soltan, chairperson of the Export Development Bank of Egypt
Rank#69: Reem Asaad, Middle East and Africa vice president at CISCO
Rank#75: Hoda Mansour, managing director of SAP Egypt
Rank#81: Abir Lehita, CEO of Egytrans
Rank#92: Noha El Ghazaly, managing director of Pharos Holding.

“Our list was constructed via nominations and through in-depth research based on criteria including the size of the businesses that these women head, their accomplishments over the last year, the initiatives they champion, and their overall work experience.” The article read.

You can check out the full list here.

 

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Ministry of Culture Considers Throwing Events At Cairo Opera House

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For those of you longing for some outdoor activities and for events to take place once again, the Ministry of Culture is working hard on grating your wishes very soon.

The Ministry of Culture is currently preparing a study on the possibility of holding events in the open spaces of the Cairo Opera House, to be able to carry on with the cultural program while still maintaining the necessary precautionary guidelines.

According to Culture Minister Enas Abdel Dayem, it’s quite important to throw artistic and cultural events as they benefit the public taste and spread awareness regarding community issues.

But then of course, all precautionary measures and safety guidelines will be maintained to ensure the safety of artists, employees and the general public.

Abdel Dayem recently held a meeting with President of the Opera House Magdy Saber, followed by another meeting with head of the Cultural Production Sector Khaled Galal, head of the Artistic House Ismail Mokhtar and others to go over several projects that will take place once this horrific pandemic is over and life goes back to normal.

Abdel Dayem also added that new theater productions will showcase the stories of the armed forces, the police, and medical professionals and their efforts to combat coronavirus, in a sincere way of expressing gratitude.

We really can’t wait for life and activities to go back to the way they were and we have faith in the Ministry’s efforts in keeping us positive during this tough time.

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Number of Coronavirus Cases Expected to Hit A Peak in 2 Weeks

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According to a presidential advisor, Egypt will hit a peak of coronavirus infections in two weeks while another hypothetical model reviewed by the Minister of Scientific Research is suggesting that Egypt may start to record lower number of cases starting June 7th.

During the International Virtual Conference of Tanta University on Wednesday, Presidential Advisor for Health Affairs Mohamed Tag El-Din urged all institutions to join their forces against the novel COVID-19 virus.

The conference “Scientific Research Confronting COVID-19 and Future of the World after this Pandemic” ended on Thursday and discussed several stages of the virus.

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stated earlier this month that cases might reach an estimate of 20K by May 28th and then gradually record lower numbers starting June 7th.

Just yesterday, Egypt recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases ever reaching more than 1,000 cases in just one day and 29 deaths.

Starting tomorrow, curfew regulations will be eased but we urge all citizens that with the expected peak to remain at home. Safe and sound.

 

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The Online Entertainment Calendar Brought to You By The Ministry of Culture

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We know Eid this year isn’t the same as every year but thanks to the Ministry of Culture, they will keep as much entertained as they possibly can with the following program.

  • The Virtual tours of museums and exhibitions will carry on.
  • The Ministry of Culture’s publications, translations of international prints, and rare national historical documents will all be available for downloading and reading.

 

Eid al-Fitr celebrations will being at 2 p.m. on the first day of Eid al-Fitr and will continue throughout the entire Eid holiday, the program includes the following:

A number of shows of the National Circus for Children at 2 p.m.

“Start Your Dream to be the International Actor” project at 8:30 p.m.

Concerts for the stars Assi el-Hallani – Wael Jassar and Kazem el-Saher at 9 p.m.

The play “Lolli”, directed by Murad Munir, and starring Mohammed el-Helw, Faiza Kamal, Ahmed Maher, Sami al-Adl and Aisha al-Kilani.

The play “Seret Hob”, directed by Adel Abdo and starring Ehab Fahmy, Magdy Sobhi and Marwa Nagy.

The play “El Khalta El Sehreya Lel Sa’ada” [The Magic Mixture of Happiness], directed by Shadi el-Dali and starring Fatma Mohammed Ali – Mohammed Hefzy and Fahd Ibrahim at 10:30 p.m.

Selected episodes of “Fawazeer Cinema Egypt” [Cinema Masr Riddles] at 6 p.m.

The Eid program is part of the ministry’s Stay At Home. Culture Is Between Your Hands” initiative that started long ago with the crisis of coronavirus, the initiative has kept us both entertained and informed these past months.

Visit the Ministry’s official YouTube channel for all the entertainment programs that await you this Eid or check out their free cultural services provided by the official website of the ministry.

Happy Eid everyone! Remember stay safe and stay home.

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