40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Najla Al Midfa

Industry: Entrepreneurship

Company: Sharjah Entrepreneurship (Sheraa)

Designation: General manager

Country: UAE

Age: 39

As the head of Sheraa, Najla Al Midfa aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide them with a launch pad for success.  She is also the founder of Khayarat, a platform that enables young Emiratis to make informed career choices. Prior to this, she was a senior manager at the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, where she led a team of business counsellors through the due diligence process, helping to identify and select ventures for financing.  During her tenure, she also led several youth-related initiatives.