Shereen Mitwalli Butler & Ross Butler

The perfect pairing taking the region by storm
ByJasmine BandaliWednesday , 26 February 2014
Ten years from now… We will be parents and businesspeople, with each 
other’s guidance and support
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Ten years from now… We will be parents and businesspeople, with each other’s guidance and support
© ITP Images

Sometimes the hand of fate takes you from being good all by yourself to becoming great as a team. By coincidence, Shereen Mitwalli and Ross Butler both arrived in Dubai in 2011, each enjoying success in their own right. Australian Shereen is a presenter and keynote speaker, contracted for key engagements throughout the region for elite brands such as Rolls-Royce. Educated in finance and media, she also leads a conglomerate of recruitment and media firms within the region and internationally.

Ross, who is British, was educated at Oxford University and is currently the Director of International Operations for Gaucho Restaurants – a London-based hospitality group with interests across the Middle East, Europe and Argentina.

After a whirlwind romance the pair married late last year in Dubai, which Ross quite sweetly considers to be his greatest achievement.

In 2013, Shereen’s Egyptian heritage and career success saw her elected as the Vice-President of the Egyptian Ladies Association, which has been operating since 1975. She was also selected as the face of Arabia.com to represent the successful Arab woman. Somehow, she still managed to find time to found and become the CEO of The Female Network, an online media platform that encourages and supports female entrepreneurship, reaching a weekly audience of more than 300,000 people.