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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

1 week ago

Zomato Reportedly In Talks To Sell Its UAE Business To Rival Talabat’s Parent Firm

The move to divest its UAE business comes as Zomato hunts for capital to fund its expansion within its home market India.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

This Dubai Royal Is Backing Crypto Fund Manager Invao As Blockchain Gains Fans

The deal will help Seed Group to invest in a portfolio of blockchain assets and digital currencies.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 weeks ago

70% Of Middle East Businesses Keen To Adopt Cloud But Remain Wary Of Security Risks

More than seven in 10 organizations are likely to move more of their business functions to the cloud in the coming years, the study said.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Dubai-Born Healthtech Firm Medicus Raises $3.1 M In Series A Funding

The startup is also expecting to close a second tranche of funding worth $2.5 million in the next few months.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Bayut.com’s Parent Firm Raises $100M Funding

The latest round was led by investment fund KCK Group and eight other investors including Exor Seeds, which is part of the European firm Exor.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 weeks ago

ADNOC Awards Onshore Exploration Block To Occidental Petroleum For $244M

Onshore Block 3, located in the Al Dhafra region, is one of the first onshore block to be awarded among the geographical areas that were offered for commercial bidding by ADNOC.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Bahrain-Based Firm Investcorp Enters India With Its Acquisition Of IDFC

IDFC’s private equity and real estate businesses have assets worth $430 million under management.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

Siemens Bags Its Biggest Contract In Oman For Power And Water Deal

The contract, valued at $229 million, is to power the Duqm Integrated Power and Water project (DIPWP).  
By Mary Sophia 3 min read