39. Reem Asaad

Company: Cisco
Title: Vice President—Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Nationality: Egyptian-American
Sector: Technology

Cisco has 3,000 employees and contractors in 74 countries across the Middle East and Africa. In November 2022, Asaad participated in COP27 to share her insights on technology as part of a digital and green future. In March 2021, she was appointed by Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology to serve on the board of directors for the country’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency.