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Ms. Mirna Essam Eldin Mohamed Aref

With a professional experience spanning more than 18 years, Ms. Mirna Essam Eldin Mohamed Arif joined Banque Misr as a non-executive Board member. Ms. Arif gained a sound global professional experience through working for multinational organizations and state entities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Other Current Position:


.Country General Manager, Microsoft Egypt; in her current role, Mirna oversees Microsoft's overall efforts in the country to empower public and private organizations to accelerate their digital transformation agendas and better engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform business models.

Arif joined Microsoft in 2019 as MEA Business Group Director, tasked with leading the strategy and execution of the company's Surface portfolio in the region.

Prior to joining Microsoft, she was appointed Digital Transformation Director GE Oil & Gas in July 2017, as she managed delivery of the digital transformation strategy to oil and gas customers in North Africa and Turkey.

In 2015, Ms. Arif was appointed Regional Manager Rosemount Group at Emerson Automation Solutions Company. She also held the position of Minister Assistant for Investment & International Cooperation at the Ministry of Petroleum, being responsible for advising on the development and implementation of the strategy of the petroleum sector in Egypt. This is in addition to promoting international cooperation and bilateral relations between Egypt and various other countries through investment opportunities, international cooperation and strategic dialogue.

Before holding a senior position at Emerson, Ms. Arif was Global Marketing Manager for Schlumberger in London, where she was tasked with devising the worldwide marketing strategy for the Software  and Marine Operations segments. Ms. Arif  spent the first 12 years of her career in Schlumberger  where she held various senior positions including Regional Sales Manager UK & Ireland, Regional Sales Manager, East Africa & East Mediterranean and Egypt Business Manager.

Ms. Arif holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in marketing and operations from the American University in Cairo and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the same university.