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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 weeks ago

India’s Oyo Inks Deal With Ministry Of Haj Amidst Plans To Invest $50M In Saudi

The ministry will be offered the use of Oyo’s OS technology suite, which is an operating system that will assist them in improving the experience of hotel guests.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
3 weeks ago

Billionaire M.A Yussuf Ali’s Hotel Arm Twenty14 Holdings Enters Switzerland

The group said that it entered into a forward purchase contract with Swiss real estate developer Necron AG for the upcoming IntercityHotel Zurich Airport in Rümlang.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Saudi Arabia To Build Its First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Fueling Station

The station is expected to be fully operational in the second quarter of 2019, the companies said in a statement.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
3 weeks ago

Facebook Reveals Plan To Integrate Messenger, Instagram And WhatsApp

The move could help connect close to 2.6 billion users across its paltforms. 
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Carlos Ghosn Steps Down From Renault

His departure from the French automotive firm disengages him completely from the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Real Madrid Dethrones Manchester United To Become The World’s Richest Football Club

With revenues worth $850 million, European football club Real Madrid has been named the world’s richest club, according to the latest Deloitte Football Money League.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
3 weeks ago

After Cannes, Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum Bags An Oscar Nomination

Labaki became the first lebanese female filmmaker to be nominated for an Oscar award. 
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
3 weeks ago

Hotel Chain IHG Inks Deal To Build The World’s Largest Crowne Plaza In Makkah

Scheduled to be completed in 2019, the new hotel will have 1,200 rooms and will be located very close to the Holy Mosque.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read