Mirna Arif

General Manager | Microsoft Egypt

Mirna Arif brings in 20 years of experience with multinational organizations and public sector entities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Equipped with a strong belief in empathy-based management and in youth training, the first woman to assume this prestigious role is leading the nation’s technological movement towards digital transformation.

Prior to being appointed as Microsoft Egypt GM in 2020, she held the position of Surface Business Group Director in Microsoft Middle East and Africa. Prior to Joining Microsoft, Mirna held the title of Regional Director for Digital Transformation at GE Oil & Gas where she directed the digital transformation strategy in North Africa and Turkey, was the Regional Manager for Rosemount Group Middle East at Emerson Automation Solutions and was appointed Assistant Minister for Investment and International Cooperation at the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, advising on the development and implementation of the petroleum sector strategy. Preceding that, she spent the first 12 years of her career in Schlumberger in various leadership roles.

Outside of Microsoft, Mirna sits on the Board of Directors of Banque Misr, the board of Directors of Egypt Chamber of Information Technology and the board of trustees of Qualifications Development Bank (QDB).

She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Science from the American University in Cairo.


Mirna Arif