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Mary Sophia

Deputy Editor - Forbes Middle East

At Forbes Middle East, I write about some of the most successful entrepreneurs and companies that are shaping the regional economies. I’ve covered industries such as banking, technology, real estate, healthcare, aviation and travel during my time at Forbes Middle East. A seasoned journalist with an extensive experience in business reporting, I’ve interviewed cabinet ministers and CEOs to get the inside scoop. A long-term resident of the UAE, I have previously worked as a reporter for Gulf Business and have interned at The National and BBC News Middle East.

ARTICLES

2 days ago

A Third Of Companies ‘Overwhelmed’ With Innovation Projects, Survey Shows

Insufficient commitment from the business, coupled with a lack of clear ownership, were shown to be key barriers to a company’s success in innovation.  
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
5 days ago

Emirates, Airbus Sign $21.4 Billion Deal For 70 Aircraft Even As It Cuts A380 Order

The airline said that it reached an agreement to purchase 14 more A380s, ending its order for the superjumbo jet.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

Most Dubai Businesses Optimistic About Economic Growth In 2019

The number of businesses which were optimistic regarding economic prospects grew from 41% in 2018 to 59% in 2019. 
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 week ago

UAE Exchange And Unimoni To Process Remittances Through Blockchain

The financial services brand will use Ripple’s blockchain platform to process remittances to Thailand. 
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

Louvre Abu Dhabi To Exhibit Dutch Artist Rembrandt’s Masterpiece

The painting is the first work of Rembrandt which has been acquired for a public collection in the Gulf region. 
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

KarmSolar Inks $90 Million Deal To Power Egypt’s Cairo3A Poultry

This deal is one of KarmSolar’s biggest signed agreement and helps increase the adoption of solar power across Egypt.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 week ago

Oracle Opens Abu Dhabi Data Center As It Looks To Woo Local Customers

The data center, which will offer public cloud applications services, will help the adoption of Oracle’s cloud solutions in the region, the company said in a statement.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 week ago

Dubai’s $707M Six Flags Theme Park Project Put On Hold

The Six Flags theme park project was scheduled to be completed by 2019.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read