Egyptian Design Duo Behind Okhtein Make Forbes 30 Under 30 List

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Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf | Photo by Forbes

Forbes Middle East have just released its annual 30 Under 30 list and Egyptian brand, Okhtein, made the cut…

Here at MOJEH HQ, we’re all about supporting women and there’s no better time than now (with International Women’s Day taking place on March 8), that we look at which regional personalities are consistently bringing their A-game.

Thankfully, Forbes Middle East have made the search much easier as they’ve just released its annual 30 Under 30 list. And none other than sibling duo behind the Egyptian accessories brand, Okthein, topped the prestigious listing – and with good reason.

Sisters Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf have garnered more success than they could’ve imagined when their covetable hammered metal pieces started circulating the fashion circuit.

In 2017, Beyoncé fronted one of their pieces. Eventually following suit were Gigi Hadid, Izabel Goulart and Queen Rania. Since then, things turned around, catapulting their brand into international praise.

With a philanthropic angle adopted into their business as well, it’s no wonder why Okhtein handbags have made the cut in Forbes Middle East’s annual list. The duo’s designs have also been topping wish-lists across the globe, (ours included).

To see which other Middle Eastern personalities made the list, visit

Now, read about how two self-funded entrepreneurs are changing the fashion game.

  • Words by Meeran Mekkaoui