Manal Zraiq is paving the way for CEOs to invest in the education and empowerment of Palestinian youth. Through the Investing in Education and Youth Empowerment initiative, more than 1,000 Palestinian students get to experience a quality education that will help them thrive in today’s world.
Zraiq, a Palestinian businesswoman, is Chair of Al Mustaqbal School, Zoom Advertising Company and a board member of Sahem Trading & Investments Company. She is also a board member representing her major shares in a publicly trading companies such as the National Bank and the Palestine Investment & Development Company. Zraiq is the founder and a board member of the Business Women Forum, and a YPO chapter chair in Palestine.
Her wide range of specialized skills includes financial services, real estate, media and fund management, logistical planning, and operational management including multi-million-dollar projects.
During the past 23 years, Zraiq has taken the lead as Partner and CEO of Massar International Group investment projects, and she plays a key supporting role in the establishment of Rawabi, the first planned Palestinian city and the largest private sector project in Palestine from foundation idea to implementation. She also served as a member of Rawabi Municipal Council for two terms and is the Founder of Rawabi English Academy.
Zraiq earned the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Award in 2013.
She is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) and a member of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI).