Maha Eltobgy is the Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director at Brightstar Capital Partners. She is responsible for designing and implementing the firm’s ESG strategy to support efforts to generate long term value for portfolio companies, investors, and stakeholders.
Prior to Brightstar, Maha was Head of Investors Industries and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. She spearheaded the Forum’s stakeholder capitalism and ESG activities and led a global team responsible for overseeing the Forum’s community of asset owners and fund managers.
Previously, she worked for nearly two decades in senior leadership roles in strategy, first as a consultant with the Monitor Group and subsequently as a member of in-house strategy teams with Pearson PLC and Louis Vuitton North America. Maha also has experience working in government, having served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for the New York State Department of Economic Development.
Maha holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MA in International Relations, Economics and Middle East Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
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