Yomna El Sheridy
Business Women of Egypt21 association
5,Zaki Osman St.Dokki Cairo.Egypt
Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alexandria
Master in Pharmaceutical Socio economics in 1984
Founder and Managing Director of the Special Food Industry International, a leading manufacturer and exporter of table olives, pickled vegetables and sun-dried tomatoes. She has over 20 years of experience in food processing, and has worked in the export and marketing of food products at a global level. Dr. Yomna has contributed with her expertise to the growth of major global brands including Procter & Gamble, Mead Johnson, Bristol Myers, and Gerber Baby Food.
She is also the president of Business Women of Egypt 21, an Egyptian NGO dedicated to the empowerment of women and enhancing her contribution to the Egyptian economy.
Dr. Yomna is also responsible for the establishment of the Women for Success Annual International Conference, and is the founder of the Arab Business Women’s Council in the Arab League in March of 1999, and of the Liaise office for the International Pharmaceutical Students Association. She is also the co-chairperson of “Career Women”, an establishment at the American Chamber of Commerce, and has years of experience with NGO and SME support activities. Because of her extensive professional and social achievements, Dr. Youmna is often recommended to speak in Europe and Arab nations about SME and the empowerment of businesswomen.
Dr. Yomna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Alexandria, as well as a Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Socio-Economics from the University of Iowa in the United States of America.
In addition to her academic background and years of experience, Dr. Yomna has received many honorary titles and prestigious awards, including the Award of Acknowledgement for success as International Business Women from German Chamber of Commerce; the Long Standing Achievement From American Chamber of Commerce; Women who can move Mountains Award from United Success International; and the Women of Achievement by Cairo governate. She has also received the Outstanding Achievement award by the Egyptian Association for Mother and Child Survival, and has been labeled as one of Africa’s most influential women in business and government.
Feb 2005: Established Special Foods Industries International, initiated an art of the science Factory for olive production on 21,000 sqm in the 6th of October City to take a leading share in the olive export. We have succeeded to export to USA, Spain, Italy, Australia, Armenia, Italy Greece and Middle Eastern Markets.
Starts March 2003: Wide experience in processing & exporting processed food & IQF products
Starting March 2000: Established Special Foods International Co.
The main objective and experience is to capitalize on our intensive knowledge on registering, distribution and marketing domestically and internationally of special nutritional products specifically baby foods.
Since 1993 to 2000: Managing Director "Child Care Business Center CCBC"
Privately owned establishment. Responsible for importing, marketing &Distribution of Gerber Products Company.
The first to introduce and launch successfully Gerber Baby Food in Jars and Baby Care items to the Egyptian Market.
Gerber Career Progress:
Since April 89: Marketing Consultant for Gerber Products Co.
Working with AMFC Gerber licensee to establish Gerber Sales and marketing Organization. In charge of developing business strategies to penetrate the Egyptian, market.
Procter & Gamble Career Progress:
June 85: Training & Broadening Assignment in the U.S.A.
Worked as an assistant Brand Manager Based in Norwich Eaton Pharmaceutical. Norwich. New York.
Accomplishments: Have developed the first worldwide core program to assist subsidiaries all around the world market the Did Ronel brand consistently.
Feb. 87: Marketing Manager Middle East based in Athens, Norwich Eaton Pharmaceutical A P&G Company.
Responsible for developing plans and strategies to build the business in Middle Eastern markets areas under my responsibility were Egypt, Jordan, Gulf Countries incl. Kuwait and UAE. Libya and Yemen.
Jan 88: Brand Manager at P&G Egypt.
Consumer Division. Cairo office.
Bristol Myers Career Progress:
Dec 82: Nutritional Products Specialist. Cairo office.
Responsible for introducing and promoting special Nutritional formulae all over Egypt. Conducted seminars and establish the business basics.
President of Business Women of Egypt 21
Founder of Arab Business Women Council in the Arab League in March 99
Co-Chairwoman of Career Women in American Chamber of Commerce
Wide experience in the field of NGO and SME support activities
Public Speaker in the field of gender, SME and Entrepreneurship.
Africa’s most influential women in business and government
Founder of women for success initiative
Award of Acknowledgement German- Arab Chamber
1999: Elected as the Chairperson of Commercial committee in the Governing National Party.
1999: Elected as ‘Woman of Achievement’ Award by University of Iowa.
1999: Founded and established the ‘Arab Business Women Council’
1998:Established and chaired the ‘Business Women of Egypt 21’Association.
1998:Have been granted ‘Business Woman of the Year ‘for the Giza Governate.
97/98: The Chairperson of the Economic Committee for the
Egyptian Business Women Association.
97/98: Deputy Chairperson for the successful Career Women at the American Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.
98 : Member of the RC of the FIP (Federation International de
Pharmacies) to be held in Cairo. And Congress Supervisor for IPSF for the same Year.
1984/85 : Chairperson of foreign Students Committee in University lowa.
1984 : Chairperson of Reception Committee for the international Pharmaceutical Student’s Federation (IPSF)
1983/84 : Gained Rotary Foundation Scholarship to study in U.S.A.
1981 : Ideal Student’s Award for College of Pharmacy Alex. Univ.
1981 : President of Alexandria Rotaract Club.
1979/80 : Ideal Sportive Student for Alexandria University .
1979/80 : Commissioner for the Middle East Area for the IPSF.
1975/76 : Head Girl at the EGC.