Who is Dina Habib, the Egyptian Trump appointed as his adviser

American-Egyptian Dina Habib listens to the latter talking to the press in Cairo 25 September 2005. (File photo: AFP)

US president-elect Donald Trump named Dina Habib to serve as assistant to the president and senior counselor for economic initiatives.

Habib, who was born in 1973 in Cairo, Egypt, before her parents emigrated to the States, worked with the administration of the former president, George Bush, overseeing charities initiatives, prior joining Goldman Sachs as a managing director.

She Joined the State Department as an assistant for Cultural and Educational Affairs to the then Secretary of Department, Condoleeza Rice.

Habib as a president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, has overseen one of the bank largest initiatives including the “10,000 Women” program, which helps female entrepreneurs around the world.

One of the success stories of the initiative is the case of Eudiji Mijboub, a Nigerian woman who was helped to launch her catering business with just $8 in seed capital in 2007, to become now one of the best restaurants in Lagos.

Later, Habib partnered with the World Bank to give 100,000 female-owned small and medium-sized business around the world access to some $600 million in capital

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