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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

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Air Services Firm Dnata Is Not Unscathed From Thomas Cook Bankruptcy

Dnata’s exposure to Thomas Cook is yet to be assessed but it is not a small amount, its President said.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
New Post1 day ago

Billionaire Shamsheer Vayalil’s Pharma Unit Inks $54M Deal To Export Generic Drugs To Canada

 As per the deal, LIFEPharma became the first UAE firm to export generic drugs for sale in Canada. 
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
5 days ago

With This $10M Deal, Jordan’s Fine Hygienic Holding Is Entering The Wellness Sector

The deal comes as FHH, which is majorly owned by Jordan’s Nuqul Group, eyes a listing by 2022.  
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Fashion Reimagined: Having Built Up Her E-commerce Empire, The Modist, Ghizlan Guenez Is Expanding Her Own Brand

The Modist has grown 200% since it launched two years ago and has raised funding from various investors including local retail giant Chalhoub Group and global e-tailer Farfetch.
By Mary Sophia 17 min read
3 weeks ago

Lending A Hand: Liwwa Has Lent $25M To SMEs In Jordan. Now Ahmed Moor Has Egypt, Ethiopia And Turkey In Sight

Liwwa's performance has helped it bag $5.6 million in funding and $17 million in debt funding so far. The platform had 300 active investors in 2018.
By Mary Sophia 19 min read
1 month ago

Boeing 737 Max Insurance Payout To Be Largest Ever

While the final insurance payout is dependent on the aircraft resuming operations, insurers are predicting it to be a substantial amount.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Uber And Careem’s Cheapest Options In Dubai Are Now No More

Both services were reportedly were part of a pilot project that was sanctioned by the regulator RTA.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Lulu Group Is Investing $500 Million In Egypt

The investment will see the company expanding from its one store in Cairo to multiple units, including six hypermarkets and four smaller markets.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read