Who Is She

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Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
Sahar El Sallab

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BA, Commerce, American University in Beirut, 1973


Designing Egyptian government policies for developing global investments in retail and wholesale trade in Egypt
Developing and updating credit policies at Egyptian banks
Investment and Attracting Investors for Domestic Commerce
Investment and Privatization (Insurance, Communications, Oil, Banks)
Management of Banking and Non-banking Institutions
Management and recovery of defaulted debt

Work history

Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry for Development and Investment in Domestic Commerce
Vice President of the Board and Managing Director, CIB, 2005-2008
Chair of the Board of Directors, CI Capital Holding
Director of Credit, Citibank-Cairo, 1976-1981
Honorary office and memberships: 
Board Member, National Council for Women, 2009
Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, National Democratic Party
Board Member, American Chamber of Commerce
Member, Arab International Forum for Women, London
Economic Adviser, Council of Arab Businesswomen
Member, National Council for Motherhood and Childhood
Member, Supreme Council for the Egyptian Red Crescent
Trustee, "I am Egyptian" Association
Trustee, Future University in Egypt


Honored as one of the world's top 20 businesswomen by the Global Foundation for Women under the supervision of Suzanne Mubarak
Listed by "Forbes" magazine among the first 10 of their list of the top 50 Arab businesswomen
Chosen by "Business News" magazine in Kuwait as one of the top 5 Arab women in terms of achievements in finance and business
Selected to speak at the Global Banking Strategy Meeting in Dubai at the Global Summit of Women
Established mechanisms for developing domestic commerce during her work as Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
Arab League award as the best businesswoman in Egypt, 2006
Best banker in Egypt, Global Traders, 2007