Noura Benfarhat was born in Tunis. She attended the University of judicial political and social sciences in Tunisia and graduated with a Master’s degree in 2000. She also attained the bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Law in Tunisia. She is also appointed to the Tunisian Bar Association. Noura speaks Arabic, French and English fluently.
Noura is a Lead Executive Counsel for GE Oil & Gas MENAT, effective 15th November 2015. In this exciting role, she is a key member of the MENAT Legal and Compliance integrated team, responsible for leading the provision of legal services to the GE Oil & Gas team in MENAT. Noura is based in Dubai.
Noura started her career as a Barrister and Solicitor at Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants in Dubai. She then went on to work for the Dubai Healthcare City University Hospital Project as Manager of Legal and Governance. In August 2009, Noura joined Lafarge Emirates Cement LLC in Dubai as General Counsel and Company Secretary for the UAE. She was later promoted to General Counsel of GCC Countries, responsible for the Legal and Governance affairs of the Lafarge operations. She oversaw all key projects including mergers and acquisitions, divestments, establishment of companies, while also leading a team of legal counsels.
Noura likes travelling and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids.