Qalaa Holdings Executive Ghada Hammouda Among Egypt’s 50 Most Influential Women in 2016

At an award ceremony held under the patronage of H.E. Sherif Ismail, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Ghada Hammouda, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Qalaa Holdings (CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Exchange), was named among Egypt’s 50 most influential women. Hammouda was part of an illustrious list of leading Egyptian women who are active in diverse sectors of the economy such as banking, industry, energy, marketing, real estate, telecommunications, entrepreneurship and public service.

At an award ceremony held under the patronage of H.E. Sherif Ismail, the Prime Minister of Egypt, Ghada Hammouda, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Qalaa Holdings (CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Exchange), was named among Egypt’s 50 most influential women. Hammouda was part of an illustrious list of leading Egyptian women who are active in diverse sectors of the economy such as banking, industry, energy, marketing, real estate, telecommunications, entrepreneurship and public service.

H.E. Dalia Khorshid, Minister of Investment, H.E. Ambassador Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population and former Head of the National Council for Women and Maya Morsi Head of the National Council for Women were also among the women honored at the high-profile ceremony, which was attended by leading government officials including H.E. General Mohamed Al Assar, Minister of Military Production, H.E. Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry, H.E Ghada Waley, Minister of Social Solidarity, and H.E. Ambassador Nabila Makram Ebeid, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, along with leading members of the Egyptian business community and the diplomatic corps.

“Egyptian women in business have made great progress over the years. I’m extremely proud to be chosen as a role model showing that women can balance and succeed, and to be part of a company that recognizes the importance and value of having women hold seats on boards and occupy senior positions,” said Hammouda.

“Egypt still ranks 132nd in the Global Gender Gap ratings and 118th out of 187 in the UNDP’s Gender Equality Index. Improving our rankings will require collaboration and commitment to create an enabling legal, educational, social and cultural framework that will ensure the full and effective participation of women and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels without jeopardizing the position of women as family caretakers and various other roles,” she added.

The list of Egypt’s 50 most influential women in 2016 was compiled and verified by the “Fifty Economic Forum” an expanding network of influential women who play vital roles in advancing the national economy. This falls inline with the Egyptian government’s plans to prioritize the empowerment of women in 2017.

Hammouda is an active champion of women’s issues in Egypt. She has also worked tirelessly in the field of sustainable development and has been a vocal advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) within the Egyptian business community and Africa.

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Qalaa Holdings (CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Stock Exchange) is an African leader in energy and infrastructure. Formerly known as Citadel Capital, Qalaa Holdings controls subsidiaries in industries including Energy, Cement, Agrifoods, Transportation & Logistics, and Mining. To learn more, please visit qalaaholdings.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Ms. Ghada Hammouda
Chief Marketing Officer
Qalaa Holdings

ghammouda@qalaaholdings.com

Tel: +20 2 2791-4439
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