ماري صوفيا

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 month ago

With $2.79B To Its Credit, Avengers: Endgame Becomes The Highest Grossing Movie

Science fiction film Avatar has held the record for the highest-grossing movie for the last decade.  
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Boeing Takes $4.9 Billion Hit On Earnings Due To 737 Max Grounding

The charge will take into account any potential concessions and considerations to customers for disruptions related to the grounding and new deliveries.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
2 months ago

Netflix’s Next Arabic Drama Dollar To Feature Lebanese Comedian Adel Karam

Shown over 15 episodes, Dollar is directed by Syrian filmmaker Samer Berkawi and will premiere on the platform on August 8.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

Emirates NBD’s Expansion In Saudi Gets A Boost As It Wins Approval For 20 Branches

The bank, which is plotting a region-wide expansion as growth slows in its home market,  already has four branches in the Kingdom.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 months ago

Facebook Could Be Fined A Record $5 Billion For Data Privacy Scandal

The social media network has been in the spotlight ever since details emerged about a third-party consulting firm having unauthorized access to the data of 87 million users.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

VW, Ford Partnership Shows How Carmakers Are Trying To Stay Ahead Of Disruption

Carmakers like VW and Ford are tying up with each other to co-invest in technology that would enable automated cars and clean tech, potentially saving billions in dollars.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

ADGM Opens Up For Digital Banks, Tapping Into A $6.6 Billion Industry

After issuing licenses to crypto exchanges, ADGM has now said that it is now open to hosting digital banks within its jurisdiction.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

Dubai’s Jabbar Internet’s Founders Among Ride Hailing Firm Ola’s $11M Series J Funding

Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury, founders of Maktoob, were among the investors in Ola’s last round.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read