Are you a female entrepreneur facing challenges in running your company?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills? ​

Meet Senior Advisor Rania Abdalla, a renowned business consultant who can help you discover your potential and overcome crises to achieve your goals.

Are you a female entrepreneur facing challenges in running your company?

Do you want to develop your leadership skills? ​

Meet Senior Advisor Rania Abdalla, a renowned business consultant who can help you discover your potential and overcome challenges to achieve your goals.

Board Member & Business Founder

Rania has been serving on the Executive Board of Kestria International since October 2015. 

Kestria is the world’s largest executive search alliance, represented in more than 40 countries across 6 continents. She has also been the Global Leader of the Consumer & Retail Practice for more than 10 years.Rania is the Founder and Managing Director of Kestria UAE in the United Arab Emirates and Aspire HR Consultants in Egypt.

Extensive HR Experience with almost 30 years of Human Resources experience, Rania has held senior managerial positions in PepsiCo UK, UAE, and Egypt before founding Kestria UAE and Aspire HR Consultants. She has dedicated her professional life and career to adding value and being a partner in the success of many organizations. 

Rania holds a degree in Economics from the American University in Cairo and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Kingston Business School, UK.

Senior Advisor Rania Abdalla - Career Highlights:

Executive member of the Board of Directors

Kestria International

Founder & CEO

Kestria UAE

Founder & CEO

Aspire HR Consultants

Consumer & Retail Practice Global Leader

Kestria International

Human Resources Director

PepsiCo Middle East and Africa

HR Change Manager

PepsiCo UK

Mentor at

Kingston University in the UK

Overall winner of

Emirates Business Women Award


Deloitte for Women in Africa

Mentor of female entrepreneurs in emerging projects in Egypt's

Women Entrepreneurs Network

She won an award

as one of the top 50 influential women in Egypt

Appreciation Award from

the Director General of the National Human Resources Development and Employment Authority, in theUnited Arab Emirates

Board Member & Business Founder

  • Rania holds the IFC Certified Director certificate ‘Women on Board,’ which, along with her experience as an Executive Board Member in Kestria International, has significantly contributed to the formulation and development of a mentorship program led by her for women on board.
  • Rania has introduced a dedicated mentorship program aimed at guiding women and helping them secure leadership positions.
  • She serves as a mentor for women entrepreneurs at the WEN Egyptian Entrepreneurs Network, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Rania has participated as a mentor in the Deloitte for Women in Africa program, providing career guidance to women in Africa focused on growing their businesses.
  • She is a certified Consultant by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the field of developing small and medium enterprises.
  • For many years, she has been providing mentorship to undergraduate and master’s students at Kingston University in the United Kingdom.”

Awards and Achievements

  • Rania has received numerous global, regional, and local awards. She was honored as the ‘overall winner’ of the Emirates Businesswoman Award (, a prestigious award presented by HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in recognition of her inspirational role for women entrepreneurs and professionals in the UAE.
  •  Rania was the recipient of the PepsiCo Chairman’s Award, presented by the CEO of PepsiCo in New York. 
  •  Other accolades include the ‘Inclusion Award’ from the President of PepsiCo’s Region and the ‘Star Award’ at PepsiCo Headquarters in the US. 
  •  She received the ‘Appreciation Award’ from the Director General of the UAE National HR Development Authority. 
  •  She has also been recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Egypt.

Specialization and Focus Areas:

  • As a Senior Advisor, Rania Abdalla provides specialized guidance to women leaders in governmental and non-governmental institutions through the Kayan Advisory platform.
  • She empowers and prepares women to assume board positions.
  • Rania specializes in developing and recruiting Human Resources Directors and assisting in the selection of team members.
  • She assists in making the right strategic decisions and overcoming obstacles faced by women leaders and businesswomen.
  • Rania helps achieve a healthy work-life balance.
  • She provides advice on creating feasible strategic plans for your business.
  • Rania aids in setting priorities and building positive daily habits.
  • She engages in discussions regarding your mission and aspirations, helping you achieve your goals. 
  • Rania assists in establishing the appropriate organizational structure for your company.

Top Advantages of Mentorship Programs Provided through Kayan Advisory:

  • Getting a complete program tailored to your personality, needs, and business goals
  • Discovering your points of strength to boost, and points of weaknesses to improve
  • Complete confidentiality and privacy of conversations
  • Online and face-to-face interviews
  • Enhancing self-confidence
  • Enhancing the feeling of happiness and satisfaction
  • Correcting path and developing ambitions
  • Growing the ability to face challenges, solve problems and make the right decisions
  • Work relationships guidance

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