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21. Fatma El Shenawy
Occupation: Cofounder of Khazna Tech
Fatma helped launch Fintech startup, Khazna, in 2020 to improve the financial well-being of underserved Egyptians, who have little access to formal financial services. In March 2022, Khazna raised $38 million in equity and debt, taking its total funding to $47 million, with investors including Quona Capital, Khawarizmi Ventures, Algebra Ventures, and Accion Venture Lab, among others. Fatma was previously a senior associate with Arqaam Capital’s Investment Banking team, where she advised on M&A, debt raising, and ECM transactions in the Middle East.