Dr Nihal El Daly
United Arab Emirates
Nihal is an accomplished business leader and advisor who was a member of the Unilever Board for NAMET RUB (North Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Russia, +30 countries, c. USD 4Bn Revenue) for over 5 years of her +20 years career with the company. She was also part of the Global Personal Care Leadership Team for Unilever where she set global priorities and strategies to future-proof the category, building sustainable competitive advantage and setting the growth agenda. Nihal was appointed as the first female, Middle Eastern Vice President in North Africa for Unilever, where she led the Diversity agenda for NAME, advocating the “Business Case for Gender Diversity”.
As Managing Director of Axellerus Consultants, she continues to advise Boards in multiple industries on Strategy, Organizational Transformation, and Diversity and is an Advisor for the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF).
She also currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business Administration at the American University of the Emirates, where she supports the Emiratization agenda by helping to develop competitive and future-ready local talent. Nihal is a Guest-Lecturer for The London Business School Executive MBA and a published author.