Manal Zraiq

Mrs. Zraiq is a Palestinian business woman, Chairwoman of al Mustaqbal School, Chairwoman of Zoom Advertising Company and a board member of Sahem Trading & Investments Company. She is also a board member representing her major shares in publicly trading companies such as the National Bank (TNB), and the Palestine Investment & Development Company (PID).

She is a pioneering woman supporting and lobbying for businesswomen’s development and their advancement in Palestine. Her dedication and persistence in promoting business development, particularly for women, has positioned her as one of the most prominent businesswoman executives in Palestine. Ms. Zraiq’ wide range of specialized skills include: finance, business operations, logistical planning, human resource recruitment and management, accounting and operational management and the establishment and implementation of management systems and administrative policy. She is also a skilled communicator with demonstrated capabilities in team building and staff development and plays an active role in human resource recruitment and management.

During the past 23 years Ms. Zraiq has taken the lead as Partner & CEO of Massar International Group investment projects, she played 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. She is the Founder of Rawabi English Academy in 2016. She has provided oversight of new business initiatives in journalism, information technology, financial services, real estate, media and fund management. She has managed multi-million dollar projects financed by international donors such as USAID, the EU and the World Bank, supervising every aspect of the projects from bidding, awarding, mobilization, implementing and closing.

As one of the most dynamic and pioneering businesswomen and female executives in the Middle East, she was a founder and the first chairwoman of the Palestinian Business Women Forum, an organization that supports Palestinian female entrepreneurs. She currently serves on the board of the organization. Ms. Zraiq is also the chairperson of the Global Young Presidents’ Organization – YPO Palestine chapter, a Board member of Partners for Sustainable Economy – PSD, and a member of the Advisory Board for YMCA Ramallah. She is also a member of the executive board of the Arab International Investor Forum.

In 2013, Ms. Zraiq earned the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Award. She is a fellow of the ASPEN Global Leadership Network (AGLN), and member of the Middle East Leadership Initiative (MELI). She participated in many Local and International Conferences.

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