Najla Al Midfa

CEO, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, UAE

Najla Al-Midfa is General Manager of Sheraa – Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center – a government entity that aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs and provide them with a launchpad for success. She is also Founder of Khayarat, a platform that enables young Emiratis to make informed career choices. Prior to this, she was a Senior Manager at the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, where she led a team of business counselors through the due diligence process, helping to identify and select ventures for financing. During her tenure, she also designed and led several youth-related initiatives. Najla was previously 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. Her work experience also includes key roles within PricewaterhouseCoopers and Shell. Najla is a member of the Board of Directors, and Risk Committee, Chairman of the Audit Committee at United Arab Bank. She is also Vice-Chairman Young Arab Leaders, a founding board member of Education for Employment UAE, and Women Corporate Directors GCC. She holds an MBA from Stanford University; she’s a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Middle East Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network.


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Today on Knowledge@Wharton … we meet several of the 2019 Eisenhower Fellows who are in the U.S as part of the international leader exchange program founded in 1953 during the Eisenhower administration devoted to missions of peace. Former American Ballet Theater dancer JOHN MICHAEL SCHERT describes how he’s bridged hisRead More

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