Farida Mohammed Farid Khamis
Together with her sister Yasmine, Egyptian-born Farida Mohammed Farid Khamis Khamis has been effectively running her father’s company, Cairo-based Oriental Weavers Carpet, for nearly the last decade – not bad considering she is still only just 29 years old.
The Egyptian-based firm, which was founded by her father in 1979, is the world’s largest producer of machine woven carpets.
In 2008, during the height of the downturn, the company managed to continue growing and Khamis was named the youngest entrant in Forbes Arabia’s most powerful Arab businesswomen list. The success of the business also saw her included on CEO Middle East’s first list of 30 under 30 list.title