We’re currently heading to Gouna to attend a weekend of innovation and inspiration with some of the Arab Region’s best. It’s the Forbes Middle East Under 30 Summit and we couldn’t be more excited to meet some of those minds shaping futures and realizing dreams.
Anas Bukhash – Entrepreneur x Speaker
The “How Are You Feeling” media sensation is set to drop onto Forbes with panels, talks, and masterclasses on what we hope is his brilliant concoction of wholesomeness and business acumen. We can’t wait to meet Anas Bukhash, the founder of Bukhash Brothers Co.
Mohamed Amer – CEO El Gouna – Orascom Development
The title doesn’t say it all. Mohamed Amer’s expertise is too multi-faceted to discuss. If you’re keen on understanding what it means to lead such a vibrant community into a brighter sustainable future, be sure to tune in to what Mohamed Amer has to say.
Dr. Ashraf Sobhy – Minister of Youth and Sports
Dr. Ashraf Sobhy isn’t only Egypt’s Minister of Youth and Sports. He’s also the Head of the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Youth and Sports Ministers.
His Approach to supporting Arab youth and investing in bigger and more diverse opportunities for the coming generations is beyond inspiring.
Leila Serhan – Senior Vice President & Group Country Manager – NALP
Meet a woman whose mission is to help individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Leila is bringing key insights on real growth and the power and drive behind seeing every endeavor through.
Amr Kawashti and Ezz Tarek – Co-Founders In Your Shoe – 30 Under 30 Listers
Their brand is vibrant and the business sense is impeccable. How do they do it and what are they doing next? We’ll keep our ears tuned in this weekend while listening to Kawashti and Tarek.
Yasmina Zaytoun – Miss Lebanon – 30 Under 30 Lister
She’s not just beauty and grace. Yasmina uses the unique platform she gained to advocate for access to education and health services for young women in Lebanon.
Yara Yassin – Co-Founder – Up-Fuse
Yara didn’t just start a brand; Up-Fuse is a movement that raises sustainability awareness while advocating for the impact of recycling. Let’s see what’s up her sleeve for planet Earth in 2024.
Farah Tukan – Director of Public Policy – TikTok
We love the platform, that’s for sure, but what else is TikTok bringing to the Middle East? We’re sure to learn this weekend from Farah at Forbes Summit.
Luma Fawaz – CEO – Oasis500
An influential leader in early-stage business acceleration, investment, and fund management and one of Forbes’s Top 100 Power Businesswomen in the region. Need we say more? It’s Luma Fawaz people!
Bassel ElTokhy – Group Chief Operations Officer– Valu
Bassel is set to take the stage to talk on a panel titled “Fintech Futures,” and we’re here to listen, take notes, and learn.
Ahmed Tarek – Co-CEO & Partner – Tarek Nour Group
Currently Co-CEO of Tarek Nour Holdings and holds over 22 years of experience in advertising and media, only to venture into acting. Heartthrob or businessman or both, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Ahmed Tarek.
Waleed Sadek – Founder & CEO – PaySky and Yalla Super App
A serial entrepreneur and digital payments expert, let’s stay tuned this weekend for more groundbreaking insights from Waleed Sadek, Founder and CEO of PaySky and Yalla Super App.
Shereen Mitwally – Founder & CEO – Naqqe Technologies
She morphs technology to weave well-being experiences for humans; what could be more interesting than that? Shereen Metwally will definitely share some valuable insights.
Aysha Abdulmalek – Founder – Aisha Jewels
She launched her brand, Aisha Jewels, in Bahrain at the age of 17, only to become one of the fastest-growing luxury brands in the GCC region. We’ll get more inspired by her this weekend.
Ahmad AlZaini– Cofounder and CEO – Foodics
Ahmad’s solution is running at most restaurant operations in MENA as you read this piece. Let’s see what 2024 has in store for Ahmad and Foodics.
Aladdin ElAfifi – CEO of EFG Finance, EFG Holding Company
Running EFG Finance is no easy feat, but how does he make it look this easy? We want to know. Aladdin’s financial expertise is something to learn a lot from.
Mirna Arif – Country Manager – Microsoft Egypt
Profoundly committed to Egypt, Mirna is on a mission to lead the country on the tech journey toward digital transformation. Tech-savvys, embrace yourselves!
Ahmed Hanafi – Founder – TLT Concepts
Ahmed Hanafi is a man on a mission to change the course of hospitality in Egypt; it doesn’t get more exciting than this. How does he do it? We’ll sure find out this weekend.
Menna elKiey – Lyricist, Writer, and Creative Director
Everyone loves the tunes she pens but who knows the story behind the lyrics? Menna will demonstrate the passion it takes to drop corporate life to chase one’s passion into a successful career.
Sherif Fayed – TV Host
Sherif Fayed, the Cairo native and travel content powerhouse, boasts a massive following that can’t get enough of his travel and lifestyle content. The question is: how does he do it?
Jad Hobeika – Co-creative Director – Maison Georges Hobeika – 30 Under 30 Lister
Hailing from the Fashion Powerhouse Maison George Hobeika, this 30 under 30 lister has so much more art and flair to offer on and off the runway, and we’re here for it.
Ali Makki – Group CEO – Kilimanjaro Energy – 30 Under 30 Lister
With development and environment focused projects across South Africa and UAE, Ali has much more to do for the conservation and preservation of all things nature in the region.
Hadeer Shalaby – Cofounder and CEO – Freeziana – 30 Under 30 Lister
Our next 30 under 30 lister is Hadeer Shalaby, a serial entrepreneur working to empower women and youth in rural, marginalized, and deprived areas.
Mohanad Hattab – Comedian Influencer
He captivates us with endless laughter on Instagram, but what is next for the future of digital comedy? We’ll have to hear it from Mohanad this weekend.
Ali Abulhasan – Co-Founder & CEO – Tap Payments
He came to disrupt fintech in the Middle East and he’s not done yet. We can’t wait to learn first-hand from Ali this weekend on all things payments.
Dina Ayman – Serial Entrepreneur – 30 Under 30 Lister
Dina is a strong advocate for Diversity & Inclusion and Women in Technology, using her voice across the world, speaking at conferences, TV shows, and on her platforms with millions around the world.
Dana Alsulaiman – Assistant Professor – 30 Under 30 Lister
Dana, the inspiring 30 under 30 lister, primarily focuses on biomaterials and next-generation technologies for minimally invasive disease diagnosis and personalized therapy.
Mohamed Shelbaya – CEO – PepsiCo Egypt & North Africa
Shelbaya’s resume and business expertise are easily unmatched, but what sets him apart is his commitment to giving back to the community by integrating purpose and sustainability into the business strategy.
Deana Shaaban – Fashion Designer, Wellness Specialist, and Experience Architect
Through the many experiences she collects and provides, Deana has dedicated her life’s work toward a drive to guide more people on how to tap into their infinite potential.
That was it. We just couldn’t be more excited. How about you?