Born in Ramallah, Maha AbuShusheh holds a BA in economics from Birzeit University. A collector of Palestinian embroidery and jewelry, she is engaged in the private sector and serves as a board member of many institutions. Ms. AbuShusheh was named as one of Forbes Arabia’s top 50 influential Arab businesswomen for the years 2006 and 2007 – the only Palestinian woman to make the list – and one of Forbes Arabia’s top 100 influential Arabs. She is married and has four children.

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