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ZAINAB KUFAISHI

Recognized by Forbes, Zainab is a visionary leader shaping global business strategies.

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Leader, relationship builder, strategic thinker

Iraq 🇮🇶

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Zainab Kufaishi
Zainab Kufaishi

ABOUT ZAINAB

Zainab is an experienced leader and has built out new asset management markets and growing more mature ones, fostering deep relationships with her clients, and contributing to global business strategy for multinational firms. In 2021 and 2022, Zainab was recognised by Forbes Middle East as one of the Middle East's Power Businesswomen, and a winner of the Global Meets Local Award.

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SUCCESS COMES WITH GRIT AND HARD WORK, PEOPLE WHO SPONSOR YOU ALONG YOUR JOURNEY AND A BIT (OR SOMETIMES A LOT) OF GOOD LUCK.

Zainab Kufaishi

ZAINAB IN A NUTSHELL

Leader, relationship builder, strategic thinker

area of expertise

Finance / Banking / Investment / Accounting Iraq 🇮🇶

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ZAINAB AS A LEADER

Success comes with grit and hard work, people who sponsor you along your journey and a bit (or sometimes a lot) of good luck.

Leadership is not fear.

Great leaders are great listeners.

The future of leadership is female.

When I think of a leader, I think of a general who leads from the front .

Zainab Kufaishi
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THE FORCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, WEB3 AND GLOBAL INEQUALITY MEANS IT IS TIME FOR A NEW TYPE OF LEADERSHIP TO RISE WITH DIVERSITY OF THOUGHT AT ITS CORE.

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ZAINAB ABOUT PARENTHOOD & LEADERSHIP

You must first realise that you cannot have it all at the same time, and there will be different seasons in life where some things are prioritised for the greater good. While "mom guilt" can feel real, it doesn't serve a purpose, not for the mother nor the children, so let this go and focus on what being at work means for you and how it makes you a better parent.

ZAINAB ON BEING A LEADER

Practice active listening and listen intently. It is important to surround yourself with brave and diverse voices who can course correct you if need be, and this only comes if you have created a safe psychological space for the team to speak up as well as an "owner's mindset". The latter is key to winning and ensures that everyone contributes equitably.

Zainab Kufaishi
Zainab Kufaishi
Zainab Kufaishi
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LEADING WITH A BALANCE OF EMPATHY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY; COACHING PEOPLE TO THRIVE BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY IS AT THE HEART OF WINNING.

Zainab on becoming a better leader

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