Chaymae Samir is a serial entrepreneur, columnist, and international speaker. She sold two businesses before moving to the UK and launching Made By Sunday, a fresh, approachable take on beauty and wellness. Made By Sunday is based in the UK and retails worldwide through partners like Urban Outfitters or Virgin. Chaymae is also the co-founder of Rowith, a fitness app providing audio-guided workouts by Olympians and professional athletes. The app has been supported by NatWest through the “Back Her Business” grant and has successfully raised funding through Crowdfunder.
Chaymae has spoken to and advised Fortune 500 and heads of states on matters related to entrepreneurship, marketing, and millennials in the MENA region. She was named by Forbes as one of the leading women behind brands in MENA and one of the 50 most powerful women in business in Morocco. She’s passionate about empowering her generation and doing everything she can to bring passion and purpose to the lives of others.
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 fluent in French, English & Arabic and has working knowledge of Spanish & Portuguese.
Her work and writing have been featured in several leading business publications including Forbes, Reuters, The Telegraph and The World Economic Forum.
• 2019: '50 Most Influential Women in the Middle East"
• 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'