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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

1 month ago

Close At The Heels Of Rival Lyft, Uber To Launch Its IPO In April

The company said it will also have a roadshow for its investors in April ahead of its much-touted listing.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Small Steps: How Egypt-Based Fashion Brand Okhtein Went Global

Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf started their fashion brand, Okhtein, from an Instagram page. They have since transformed into a global brand, sported by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Gigi Hadid.
By Mary Sophia 17 min read
1 month ago

Boeing Grounds Entire 737 Max 8 Fleet Post New Evidence At Crash Site

The FAA said that it banned these jets from the commercial use “as a result of the data gathering process and the new evidence collected at the site.”
By Mary Sophia 5 min read
1 month ago

EBRD Invests In Modest Fashion E-tailer Modanisa

Modanisa’s latest round follows close on the heels of another investment by Goldman Sachs and Wamda Capital.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 month ago

UAE, Oman Ground Boeing 737 Max Jets As Crash Investigation Gets Underway

The Gulf countries join a long list of countries that have banned the aircraft in its commercial airspace.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
1 month ago

MEVP, Wamda To Manage $10 Million Of DIFC’s Fintech Fund

The venture capital firms will help DIFC invest part of its $100 million fund in innovative fintech start-ups in the MEASA region.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 month ago

Ethiopian Airlines' Crash Puts Boeing’s Star Performer In The Spotlight

The latest crash raises questions about Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, which is popular for its fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs.
By Mary Sophia 6 min read
1 month ago

Saudi Oil Minister, Google CEO Among Guests At The Wedding Of Billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Son

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister Khalid Al Falih and Public Investment Fund Managing Director Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan were among the guests from the Middle East.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read