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Ranya Abdel-Baki

        Watch an interview with Ranya  
  on microfinance in the Arab Spring at  
  the 2011 SEEP 
Annual Conference.  
  • Executive Director, Sanabel
  • Board Member, The SEEP Network

Ranya has led Sanabel - The Microfinance Network for Arab Countries as executive director since 2009. An economist by education, she previously worked as a corporate credit analyst and supervisor for five years at National Société Générale Bank. Ranya has also worked as an urban economist and development specialist in EcoConServ, an environmental consultancy firm where she undertook a number of assignments assessing the social impact and financial sustainability of development projects in Egypt.

Her experience in microfinance includes co-writing the Arab Microfinance Analysis and Benchmarking Report for the past three years, training on financial analysis for microfinance, and lecturing on microfinance in the American University in Cairo.

Middle East; Government Regulations; Policy Advocacy; Member Services; Microfinance; Risk Management; Reaching the Poor; Financial Services
Giza, Egypt
Languages spoken
English, Arabic
Regional expertise
Middle East, Northern Africa, Global










Publications by Ranya

Ranya's recent speaking engagements

  • Sanabel Annual Conference (2011 in Amman, Jordan, 2010 in Damascus, Syria, 2009 in Beirut, Lebanon, 2008 in Tunis, Tunisia, and 2007 in Sanaa, Yemen)
  • 2011 SEEP Annual Conference, November 2011, Washington D.C.
  • Innovation In Microfinance, October 2010, Washington D.C.
  • V Central American Microfinance Conference "Crisis: Lessons Learned and New Strategies," August 2010, San Jose, Costa Rica

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To invite Ranya to speak at your next event or to receive more information, please contact Diana Dezso.

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