100 Most Powerful Arabs Under 40
Minoush Abdel-Meguid
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Minoush Abdel-Meguid

Industry: Banking and finance

Company: Union Capital

Designation: Co-founder

Country: Egypt

Country of origin: @minoushy

Age: 38

Minoush Abdel-Meguid has more than 16 years of experience in the field of investment banking and investment management. Before setting up Union Capital, she served as assistant to the chairman and head of corporate finance at Egypt’s Capital Market Authority between December, 2005 and December, 2007. In her capacity as corporate finance head, Abdel-Meguid has been part of the team leading the introduction of a new takeover chapter as well as working on a comprehensive reform plan for the division. She has also just been selected as  Young Global Leader for 2015 by the World Economic Forum.

She also served as a manager in the investment banking division of HSBC Investment Bank Egypt from November 1999 to April 2004 and prior to that she was a financial analyst at the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs International, London, UK.

Abdel-Meguid is also the founding president of the Egyptian Young Bankers Association, an Egyptian non-governmental organisation that caters for the progression of young bankers and served as chairperson of the board and editor-in-chief of the Egyptian Banker publication until 2008.

She was the sole Egyptian participant at the US State Department’s International Visitors’ Leadership Program in 2005 with a focus on “Women in Economic Development”.