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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

Careem To Operate Independently Post Uber's $3.1 Billion Buyout

Careem will be a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber but will preserve its brand in the local market.
By Mary Sophia 7 min read
3 weeks ago

Shuaa Capital, ADFG In Merger Talks – Report

The companies have appointed a working group consisting of senior executives to review the commercial potential of a merger.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
4 weeks ago

Nearly 46% Of Investors Say Trade Wars Impact Their Funds Allocation

The study has shown that investors are increasingly responding to geopolitical issues disrupting the markets.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
4 weeks ago

Around 67% Of Gamers To Increase AR Use In Next Five Years

A study by Ericsson found out that increased use of AR in gaming could help attract more gamers.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
4 weeks ago

Saudi Arabia Invests $23 Billion To Build Green Projects In Riyadh

The four projects that were launched include the King Salman Park, Sports Boulevard, Riyadh Art and Green Riyadh.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
4 weeks ago

Exclusive: Jordan Startup Jamalon Raises $10 Million In Series B Funding Round

The company’s investors included Wamda Capital, Aramex,  Saudi-based Anova Investments, 500 Falcons, Endeavor Catalyst and others​.      
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
1 month ago

Language Services Provider Tarjama Raises $5 Million In Series A Funding

Tarjama said that it would use the funds to grow and scale its business operations while upgrading its technology platforms.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 month ago

ADNOC Awards $176 Million Exploration Rights Contract To Japan’s Inpex

The deal allows Inpex subsidiary Jodco Exploration Limited to explore and appraise oil and gas reserves in a stretch of land covering an area of 6116 square kilometers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read