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Rania Abdalla

Founder & Managing Director

Rania is the Founder and Managing Director of Kestria Egypt & UAE (Aspire HR Consultants). She also sits on the Executive Board of Kestria, the World’s largest executive search alliance, represented by more than 90 cities across 6 continents. Besides she is the Global Leader of Consumer & Retail Practice.

Holding a degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo, and a Masters in Human Resource Management from Kingston Business School, UK, Rania dedicated her professional life and career moves to contribute value as well as partner in successes of many organizations. Recently successfully completed “Corporate Director Certification Program” authorized by the AUC, UN Women, IFC, EIOD and FRA.

With more than 25 years of Human Resources experience, Rania held senior managerial positions in PepsiCo UK, UAE and Egypt prior to founding Aspire HRC, working closely with the ultimate leaders and executives of hundreds of global and local organisations.

Rania was granted several global, regional and local awards; She was awarded as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Egypt for the year 2020. This award is given to women with exceptional achievements and leadership potentials, and who were able to make significant contributions to the socio-economic and development sectors in Egypt, throughout the year. She was the “overall winner” of the Emirates Business woman Award (www.ewa.ae) – a prestigious award from HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoom. She also won the PepsiCo Chairman’s Award; granted by PepsiCo CEO in New York. She was awarded by Director General of the UAE National HR Development Authority the “Appreciation Award”. Other awards include the “Inclusion Award”, from PepsiCo Region’s President and the “Star Award” at PepsiCo Headquarters in the US.

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