Mai is a popular Egyptian TV presenter and news anchor. Born and raised in Cairo, she has worked in the Arab media since 1993. She was one of Al-Arabiya TV's main news anchors for four years and presented "90 Minutes" on the Egyptian private TV channel "El-Mehwar", reporting on Egyptian and regional current affairs and interviewing the decision-makers of the Middle East. The programme "90 Minutes" quickly became one of the three highest-rated current affairs talk shows in Egypt. Mai is currently moderating the arabic version of the New Arab Debates, a project launched and chaired by the renowned TV journalist Tim Sebastian. The debates offer a platform for the young generation, after the events of 2011 in the region, to speak freely and hold politicians to account.