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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

3 days ago

Crescent Enterprises’ VC Arm Leads $11M Series A Round In FoodTech Startup FreshToHome

The Indian meat and seafood e-commerce company  has bagged total funding of $13 million till date.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
5 days ago

Uber’s $3.1 Billion Acquisition Of Careem Gets UAE Regulator’s Nod

The deal, which is the largest technology transaction in the Middle East, got an approval from the UAE Ministry of Economy.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
6 days ago

Investcorp Completes $370M US Property Deal—Its Largest In A Decade

The properties acquired are all located in major US metro areas where Investcorp has completed acquisitions previously.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 week ago

Changing How Saudi Consumers Shop For Groceries, Ahmad BinDawood Is Out To Conquer E-commerce

Ahmad Abdulrazzaq BinDawood, CEO of Saudi-based retail brands BinDawood and Danube, led the push to digitize the decades old family-owned stores by embracing the latest trends in e-commerce while...
By Mary Sophia 22 min read
3 weeks ago

These Cities Offer Highest Salaries, Most Disposable Income In The Middle East

While these cities feature in the list of places with high salaries, research shows that income has fallen from last year.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Number Of ATMs Globally Drops For The First Time

According to a new study, the number of ATM machines dropped to 3.24 million globally for different reasons.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

With Total Funding Of $11M, The Luxury Closet Tests Waters In Asia With New Partnership

The company will take over Guiltless.com, a Hong Kong-based retailer of pre-loved luxury items that is owned by the daughter of Malaysia’s richest man.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
4 weeks ago

Enemies No More: How Microsoft, Sony‘s New Deal Lays To Rest (For Now) A Long-Term Rivalry

The partnership will help both companies to compete better within the cloud gaming industry that is primed for rapid growth.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read