Habiba Helmy

Habiba Helmy

Innovation Lead - Egypt

Habiba has extensive experience within the entrepreneurship field in the MENA region. Prior to joining Arab Bank, Habiba headed Womentum, the MENA region’s first acceleration program focused on women-led tech startups. Prior to Womentum, Habiba launched MINT Incubator by EGBANK, the first incubator program run by a bank in Egypt. Furthermore, Habiba served as an Entrepreneur Selection and Growth Manager at Endeavor Egypt, a non-profit organization focused on developing the economy through supporting and strengthening high-impact entrepreneurs. During her time at Endeavor, she managed a portfolio of a number of multi-million dollar SMEs where she helped these companies scale their operations and grow their teams. In the years before that, Habiba held multiple roles within MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and The American University in Cairo’s School of Business where she supported entrepreneurs through introducing new programs to each organization. Habiba graduated with high honors from AUC where she double majored in Communication & Media Arts and Psychology. In 2016, she received the Chevening award and acquired her MSc. Degree in Management from the University of Bristol, UK, where she focused her dissertation on women entrepreneurs in Egypt.
When do you feel most present?

When surrounded by loved ones

Favorite Quote

“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” Seth Godin

Favorite Experience

Backpacking through South East Asia