MBC recently featured Amal Daraghmeh Masri, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Middle East Business, following her being named as “Women Entrepreneur of the Year – Middle East and North Africa”.
Mrs Amal Daraghmeh Masri – First Prize Winner of ” Best Woman Entrepreneur in the MENA “. Amal is CEO of Ougarit Group, Editor in Chief, CEO,and Founder at Middle East Business News. Editor in Chief and Founder of EcoMag Palestine Magazine (in French) Mrs Masri holds many positions in local business organizations working for the advancement of women in Palestine and across the Arab world: these include being member of Palestinian Working Women’s Society for Development, and founding member, former President and member of Business Women Forum of Palestine.
Regionally and internationally,Mrs Masri is founder and former board member of Middle East Business Women’s Network,member of the Arab International Women’s Forum – London and sits on the steering committee of the Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East initiative.
She is member of the advisory board and shareholder of Mixberry Media – USA and a member of the Palestinian-American Chamber of Commerce. She is President of Palestine Accueil (part of FIAFE Paris). Amal is a member observer in the Private Sector,Development and Trade Sector Working Group (PSDT SWG) – LACS.
Mrs Masri organizes and heads economic events that tackle economic issues such as unemployment.
She was voted as being one of the ‘Top Ten Influential Arab Women working in Public Relations in the Arab world’ and “Model Arab Woman’, regularly appears on TV and radio, in Palestine and overseas: ‘
In 2010, she developed and organized the first PR Conference in Palestine, which was celebrated as being the third of its kind in the region. she has spoken at many international conferences:New Arab Women’s Forum in Beirut and the Middle East Business Women Forum in Dubai. She attended the WEF in Davos.
Mrs Masri is married to Khaled Masri, her business partner.They have two daughters and one son. Amal comes from a large family of nine sisters and a brother. She was educated in France before returning to Palestine to establish her own businesses.