The Middle East’s Power Businesswomen 2021
Rank: #39

Yasmine & Farida Mohamed Farid Khamis

Title: Chair; Deputy Chair for Financing
Nationality: Egyptian
Company: Oriental Weavers Group
Sector: Retail

Oriental Weavers Group is considered one of the largest machine-made rug and carpet manufacturers in the world. It was founded by Egyptian business mogul Mohamed Khamis. Yasmine joined the company in 1999 and became chair in October 2020 when her father passed away in September 2020. Farida is also a member of the Young President’s Organization. The company has 803,500 square meters of warehouses across Egypt, the U.S., and China, as well as distribution and warehousing centers in Egypt, the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and Canada. It reported $645 million in revenues in 2019.