Maha joined BNP Paribas in 2006 as a Risk officer, after two brief international experiences – that enhanced her interest in development issues – Microfinance at the WorldBank in Washington and Export finance in Brazil, and a four-year auditing experience at Deloitte.
As Head of Social Business & Microfinance for Europe from 2012, she created and developed a dedicated framework and support strategies for Social Enterprises (SE) within BNP Paribas,building and implementing specific methodologies to analyze SE (credit policy, Social impact measurement…) and developing new financial products and services such as Social Impact Bonds (SIB). After designing and structuring the very first French Social Impact Bond for Adie (job reintegration in rural areas), she structured various other SIBs in France, Belgium and the US. In 2020, Maha launched with the European Investment Fund a dedicated fund to invest in Impact Bonds in Europe and contribute to scale the product.
Recently appointed Head of BNP Paribas Positive Impact Business Accelerator, Maha and her team continues to design and structure impact bonds on various social, environmental or development issues, as well as to coordinate the impact investing strategy and implementation within the Group.