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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 months ago

These Cities Offer Highest Salaries, Most Disposable Income In The Middle East

While these cities feature in the list of places with high salaries, research shows that income has fallen from last year.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 months ago

Number Of ATMs Globally Drops For The First Time

According to a new study, the number of ATM machines dropped to 3.24 million globally for different reasons.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 months ago

With Total Funding Of $11M, The Luxury Closet Tests Waters In Asia With New Partnership

The company will take over Guiltless.com, a Hong Kong-based retailer of pre-loved luxury items that is owned by the daughter of Malaysia’s richest man.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

Enemies No More: How Microsoft, Sony‘s New Deal Lays To Rest (For Now) A Long-Term Rivalry

The partnership will help both companies to compete better within the cloud gaming industry that is primed for rapid growth.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

Mastercard Has A Goal To Reach 1 Million Girls Globally By 2025 With STEM Education Platform

The company’s education platform Girls4Tech aims to connect Mastercard employees with local students to mentor the latter and improve participation of females in STEM fields.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

Baby Sussex, UK’s Youngest Royal, Has A Name Now

The baby, the first born son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be seventh-in line to the UK throne.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 months ago

After Saudi And UAE, This GCC Country Might Be Investing In $100B SoftBank Fund

The fund currently has investors from the Gulf such as Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and UAE’s Mubadala, which has committed $15 billion to the fund.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
2 months ago

At $7 Billion Valuation, This AI Startup Simplifying Office Tasks Has Raised $568M

The Series D funding round was led by both new and existing investors of the startup that is reforming the way business is done by automating mundane tasks.
By Mary Sophia 5 min read