Senior Consultant at UN Women Former Regional Director of Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility at PepsiCo Former Regional Director of Communications at McKinsey & Company Board member- e7 Summit- Daughters of the Emirates Program
A global communications and social impact professional and Consultant with more than 16 years of experience with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), PepsiCo and McKinsey & Company where she held several leadership positions in communications, partnership development, advocacy and social responsibility.
She is presently a Senior Consultant at UN Women, a mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation, Board member at the E7-Daughters of the Emirates program and an advocate of women, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship in the MENA region.
At PepsiCo, she was the head of the Communications and Social Responsibility department as part of its regional leadership team; covering a region with more than 17 active markets and managing corporate reputation for the company and its brands across this important geography. She was behind setting up and managing the PepsiCo MENA corporate affairs function, leading change communication during a major internal transformation as well as the architect of several partnerships that have driven the corporate and brand reputation of the company across the region. She established PepsiCo’s CSR presence in the UAE and behind various programs in the MENA region, designing the first ever PepsiCo AMEA Sustainability Awards, the regional AMWAJ sustainable development forum, PepsiCo’s first social impact competition in MENA, entrepreneurship with impact initiative. She was a key driver of PepsiCo’s partnership with the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) and the company’s partnership on the Hadafi women entrepreneurship program. She was behind the launch of the Liter of Light program in Egypt and Yemen and a significant partnership on food for education in Egypt with the WFP. A key driver in launching the partnership between PepsiCo and Asian Football Development Program (AFDP), leveraging football as a tool for social development and combatting poverty through engagement in sports across Asia.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, she had a shining international career with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees where she worked both in office in Egypt and in Tunisia and on the field in East Sudan, South of Algeria and Morocco (Western Sahara) and as a Consultant at United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Noha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations and a minor in Philosophy from the American University in Cairo (AUC).