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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 weeks ago

This Egyptian Billionaire Is Courting Investments In AI As He Looks To Reinvest His Family Wealth

Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Mansour took the lead in growing his family business into a $6 billion conglomerate. Now his sights are trained on investments in AI and disruptive tech.
By Mary Sophia 18 min read
2 weeks ago

Abu Dhabi Banking Giant FAB Denies Merger Talks With ADIB

Reports indicate that shareholders of both banks are in talks for a deal but warned that discussions are at an early stage and might not materialize in a deal.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 weeks ago

VC Firm MEVP Set To Close $250 Million Fund In Weeks

The latest fund will aim to invest in series B round or above in the Middle East region across technology companies.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
2 weeks ago

Boeing Says 737 Max Software Fix Will Take Few Weeks More

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that Boeing would be late in submitting an upgrade proposal- due last week- for approval.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 weeks ago

This Kuwait Bank Says It Could Lose $9 Million Following Service Disruption

The lender, though, sought to reassure its stakeholders saying that none of the customer accounts were affected in the service disruption.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 weeks ago

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow Wins $12 Million Prize At Dubai World Cup

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow became the first horse to win the title for the second time consecutively at the race.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Saudi Aramco Picks Up $69 Billion Majority Stake In SABIC

The deal would help the Kingdom fund its Vision 2030 program that would help it diversify its revenue streams.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
3 weeks ago

Mastercard To Invest $300 Million Into Network International’s IPO

Both the companies have also entered into a partnership to support and accelerate the development of electronic payments in Africa and the Middle East.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read