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Maha Abu Shusheh

Influential Businesswoman, Cultural Preserver

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Date of Birth:



Ramallah, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Maha Abu Shusheh is renowned for her pivotal role in Palestinian economic and cultural sectors, making substantial contributions as a business leader and cultural preserver.

Brief bio

Maha Abu Shusheh, a mother of four, is a distinguished figure in the Palestinian business community. She is the director of Abu Shousha Contracting Company, Chairman of the Palestinian Businesswomen Forum, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Al Quds University. Additionally, she holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Rwaq, dedicated to the conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine. She was also involved in the Freight Council and Pal Trade company and played a crucial role in the Sakakini Cultural Center.

Major Milestones


  • 1983: Began joint management of Abu Shousha Contracting Company...See More

  • 1988: Took over as general manager of the company after her father's death.

  • Established the sole agency of Peugeot Automobiles in Palestine.

  • Named one of Forbes Arabia’s top 50 influential Arab businesswomen for 2006 and 2007.

  • Active role in promoting Palestinian cultural heritage, particularly in embroidery and jewelry.

  • Leadership in Abu Shousha Contracting Company, contributing to significant developments in the Palestinian construction industry.

  • Establishment of a significant presence in the automobile industry through Peugeot Automobiles' sole agency in Palestine.

  • Advocacy for women's empowerment in business as Chairman of the Palestinian Businesswomen Forum.

  • Contribution to preserving Palestinian cultural heritage, especially in the fields of embroidery and jewelry.

  • Key roles in various cultural and educational institutions, influencing policy and development in these sectors.

Date of Last Update: 
January 13, 2024

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