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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

New Post17 hours ago

Abu Dhabi’s First Budget Airline Might Be A Win For Etihad But Might Not Be For Air Arabia

Etihad and Air Arabia announced that they would create an independent joint venture company that will operate Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.
By Mary Sophia 6 min read
3 days ago

Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths Has A Plan To Keep It Flying High

For Paul Griffiths—Dubai Airports CEO, transport enthusiast, and organist—his current position is a dream job. Now, as Dubai plans to welcome 100 million passengers through its concourses, the CEO is...
By Mary Sophia 23 min read
2 days ago

Dietmar Siersdorfer Is Powering Up Siemens' Fortunes By Targeting Middle East's High Growth Markets

Between providing power to recovering Middle Eastern markets and erecting smart buildings in others, Siemens Middle East CEO, Dietmar Siersdorfer, is a busy man. Now he is steering the firm towards...
By Mary Sophia 19 min read
1 day ago

Bahrain’s Al Waha Is Tapping Into Chinese VC Money With Its Investment In $250M MSA Capital Fund

The investment might also pave the way for MSA Capital to use Bahrain as a base for it to expand further within the region.
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
2 days ago

Is this The End Of Facebook’s Digital Currency, Libra?

Libra has been repeatedly coming under fire from the regulators for its lack of transparency and fears that it would pose a risk to the global financial system.
By Mary Sophia 6 min read
3 days ago

Air Services Firm Dnata Is Not Unscathed From Thomas Cook Bankruptcy

Dnata’s exposure to Thomas Cook is yet to be assessed but it is not a small amount, its President said.
By Mary Sophia 3 min read
4 days ago

Billionaire Shamsheer Vayalil’s Pharma Unit Inks $54M Deal To Export Generic Drugs To Canada

 As per the deal, LIFEPharma became the first UAE firm to export generic drugs for sale in Canada. 
By Mary Sophia 4 min read
1 week ago

With This $10M Deal, Jordan’s Fine Hygienic Holding Is Entering The Wellness Sector

The deal comes as FHH, which is majorly owned by Jordan’s Nuqul Group, eyes a listing by 2022.  
By Mary Sophia 3 min read