Sahar El Sallab

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Former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry


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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