Entrepreneur.

Writer.

Speaker.

I sold two companies and started working on two others. Check what I've been up to!

I write about business and marketing for publications like Forbes & Reuters. Have a read!

Sometimes other people write about my work and the stuff I care about. Worth a read too!

I also speak at events and conferences around the world. If we're a fit, hit me up! 

Bio

Chaymae Samir is a serial entrepreneur, columnist, and international speaker. She’s started and currently leads a group of companies in education, the food industry, and e-commerce. Chaymae has spoken to and advised Fortune 500 and heads of states on matters related to entrepreneurship, marketing, and millennials in the MENA region. Chaymae is fluent in French, English & Arabic and has working knowledge of Spanish & Portuguese.

Her previous work experiences include working with the Ministry of Finance in Malaysia, the United Nations in Switzerland, the Ministry of Energy in Morocco and The Institute of Economic Affairs in the UK. She’s also worked for an advisory group based in London where she was involved with consulting businesses, non-profits, governmental, and academic organizations internationally, on all matters related to governance and reputational risk. Other experiences include sourcing deals in emerging markets for a hedge fund in New York and overseeing the Middle Eastern sales team of one of the biggest food companies in the world from their Brazilian office.

Chaymae is a sought-after keynote speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and digital marketing. A millennial herself, Chaymae speaks and advises on millennial engagement and marketing strategies in both the workplace and marketplace. She also discusses emerging markets, leadership, and female empowerment. She’s passionate about empowering her generation and doing everything she can to bring passion and purpose to the lives of others.

Her work and writing have been featured in several leading business publications including Forbes, Reuters, Arabian Business and The World Economic Forum.

• 2019: '12 Women-Led Businesses Backed by Natwest & Crowdfunder in the UK' (Grant)

• 2019: '50 Most Powerful Women in Business in Morocco'
• 2018: '10 Women Leaders Changing Europe & North Africa'

 

Speaking

 

I regularly speak about entrepreneurship and women empowerment at events and conferences that include heads of states and Fortune 500. Here are just a few:

What I've been up to

 

I sold two companies in education and food service, and just started working on two others. Scroll down to know more!

Sunday Ivy provides innovative, trend-led and affordable beauty products to Gen Z and millennials.

 

In less than 4 months, we've sent 20,000 orders to the UK and Europe and are in the process of being stocked with 5 major retailers. 

 

Next step: move from a hero product to a hero brand.   

Co-founded with a former professional athlete for the GB rowing team, Rowith is a fitness app providing audio-guided rowing workouts to help people get the most out of the rowing machine. The best Olympic rowers, world champions and global personalities will help guide them through each workout to reach their goals and make rowing fun.

 

The project is still in gestation but already received the backing of Natwest and Crowdfunder as part of 'Back Her', a business award scheme providing grants to 12 women-led businesses in the UK.

  

Press

 

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Writing

How to manage employees older than you

​Entrepreneurial, creative, sceptical. The truth about MENA millennials.

Understanding the Arab millennial market

5 tips for using digital marketing to increase F&B customer engagement

Experiential events - do they work for publishers?

4 tips to combat innovation fatigue 

How publishers are becoming strong ecommerce players

4 things Arab millennials hate at work

How to negotiate a salary like a boss

How to find a headhunter to get you a job

 

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