Najla Al-Midfa

General Manager, Sheraa Founder, Khayarat

Bio

An Emirati National, Ms. Al Midfa was elected to the Board of Directors of United Arab Bank at the 2012 Annual General Meeting and was thereafter appointed as Member of the Board Executive Committee. She is one of the major shareholders of the Bank. Ms. Al Midfa is an Aspen Institute Fellow and is the first woman ever to serve as member on the Board of a bank in the United Arab Emirates. She is also a Founding Member of the Women Corporate Directors (GCC chapter), and a member of the Board of Sharjah Businesswomen Council. Holder of an MBA from Stanford University, she occupies currently the role of Senior Manager of Entrepreneurship Development at the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Khalifa Fund, Najla was a Senior Associate at McKinsey and Company's New York office, where she worked on a range of strategy-related projects, primarily serving clients across the financial institutions sector. Najla Al-Midfa is the Founder of Khayarat, a social enterprise that enables Emirati students to make informed career choices and achieve success in the private sector