Top 100 most powerful Arabs 2018 – Gulf Business

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1 HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman UAE Emirates / Emirates NBD Diversified 2 HE Khalid Al Falih Chairman KSA Aramco / Ma’aden Energy 3 Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan Vice chairman and CEO KSA SABIC Industry 4 Carlos Slim Helu Honorary chairman Lebanon American Movil Telecoms 5 Joseph Safra Chairman Syria Safra Group Finance 6 HE Mohamed Alabbar Chairman UAE Emaar / Eagle Hills Real estate 7 HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Chairman KSA Kingdom Holding Finance 8 HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak Group CEO and managing director UAE Mubadala Investment Company Diversified 9 Carlos Ghosn Chairman Lebanon Renault,Nissan and Mitsubishi Industry 10 HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair CEO UAE Mashreq Finance 11 HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber Director general and CEO UAE ADNOC Energy 12 Amin Nasser President and CEO KSA Saudi Aramco Energy 14 HE Reem Al Hashimy Director general UAE Dubai Expo 2020 Diversified 13 HE Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani Executive director and CEO UAE Investment Corporation of Dubai Finance 15 HE Noura Al Kaabi Chairwoman UAE Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi / twofour54 Media 16 HE Abdulla Al Habbai Chairman UAE Dubai Holding / Meraas Diversified 17 HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem Chairman UAE DP World Logistics 18 Mohamed bin Issa Al Jaber Chairman and CEO KSA MBI International Diversified 19 Mohamed Salah Footballer Egypt Liverpool FC / Egypt national team Sport 20 HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi President UAE Zayed University Diversified 21 Mansour Saleh Al Maiman Chairman KSA National Commercial Bank, NCB Capital, Tadawul Real Estate Company Finance 22 HE Essa Kazim Chairman UAE Dubai Financial Market Finance 23 Lubna Olayan Deputy chairperson and CEO KSA Olayan Financing Company Finance 24 Huda Kattan Founder Iraq-US Huda Beauty Culture and society 25 HH Reema bint Bandar Al Saud Head of women’s affairs KSA Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority Sport 26 Majid Al Futtaim Founder UAE Majid Al Futtaim Diversified 27 Mohammed Alshaya Executive chairman Kuwait MH Alshaya Retail 28 HE Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg MD UAE Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Diversified 29 Zainab Salbi Activist and media personality Iraq Culture and society 30 Khalaf Al Habtoor Chairman UAE Al Habtoor Group Real estate 31 Sheikh Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Co-founder KSA Al Rajhi Bank Finance 32 Abdulhamid Mohammed Saeed CEO UAE First Abu Dhabi Bank Finance 33 Mohamed Mansour Chairman Egypt Mansour Group Diversified 34 Mohammed bin Abdullah El-Kuwaiz Chairman KSA Saudi Capital Market Authority Finance 35 HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak Chairman UAE Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority / Aldar Diversified 36 Khaled bin Hussain Biyari CEO KSA Saudi Telecom Company Telecoms 37 HH Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer Co-founder and chairman KSA Almarai FMCG 38 DJ Khaled Rap artist and record producer Palestine Culture and society 39 Omar K Alghanim CEO Kuwait Alghanim Industries Diversified 40 Mohammed Al Barwani Chairman Oman MB Holding Energy 41 Fadi Ghandour Co-founder and executive chairman Jordan Wamda Capital Finance 42 Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji CEO Bahrain Mumtalakat Finance 43 HE Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi Director general UAE UAE Space Agency Technology 44 Nayla Hayek Chairwoman, Swatch Group / CEO, Lebanon-Switzerland Harry Winston Inc Retail 45 Turki bin Abdul Mohsen Al Asheikh President KSA General Sports Authority Sport 46 Ali Rashid Lootah Chairman UAE Nakheel Real estate 47 Bader Al Kharafi Director Kuwait MA Al Kharafi & Sons Diversified 48 Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Alardhi Executive chairman, Investcorp / Chairman Oman National Bank of Oman Finance 49 Saleh Al Abdooli CEO UAE Etisalat Telecoms 50 Hesham Al Qassim CEO UAE wasl Asset Management Group Real estate 51 Khaled bin Saleh Al Mudaifer CEO and president KSA Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) Industry 52 Hussain Sajwani CEO and chairman UAE Damac Real estate 53 HE Hamad Buamim President and CEO UAE Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diversified 54 Mazin Al Nahedh Group CEO Kuwait Kuwait Finance House Finance 55 Ahmad Al Shugair Activist and media personality KSA Media 56 Mohamed Al Hammadi CEO UAE Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Energy 57 Ala’a Eraiqat CEO UAE Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Finance 58 Ronaldo Mouchawar CEO Syria Souq.com Retail 59 Nassef Sawiris CEO Egypt OCI Industry 60 Naguib Sawiris Chairman Egypt Orascom Telecoms 61 Mishal Kanoo Chairman Bahrain-UAE Kanoo Group Diversified 62 Faisal Al Bannai CEO UAE DarkMatter Technology 63 Mohammed Al Amoudi Owner KSA-Ethiopia MIDROC Diversified 64 Linda Sarsour Activist Palestine-US Culture and society 65 Badr Jafar CEO UAE-Iraq Crescent Enterprises Diversified 66 Omar Abdulrahman Footballer UAE Al Ain FC / UAE national Team Sport 67 Suhail Salim Bahwan Chairman Oman Suhail Bahwan Holding Group Diversified 68 Dr Amina Al Rustamani CEO UAE Tecom Group Diversified 69 Saif Al Aleeli CEO UAE Dubai Future Foundation Technology 70 Elie Saab Fashion designer Lebanon Culture and society 71 Issad Rebrab CEO Algeria Cevital Diversified 72 Osman Sultan CEO Lebanon du Telecoms 73 Gigi Hadid Model Palestine-US Culture and society 74 Othman Benjelloun CEO and president Morocco BMCE Bank Finance 75 Joelle Mardinian CEO Lebanon Joelle Group / Media personality Culture and society 76 Munib Al Masri Chairman Palestine Edgo Group Diversified 77 Ghaith Al Ghaith CEO UAE flydubai Aviation 78 Mohammed Assaf Singer Palestine Culture and aviation 79 Abdulla Jassem Kalban CEO and managing director UAE Emirates Global Aluminium Industry 80 Hoda Kotb Host Egypt-US NBC Media 81 Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Chairman and CEO Palestine-US Fresh Del Monte FMCG 82 Nancy Ajram Singer Lebanon Culture and society 83 Nabil Habayeb President and CEO Lebanon-US GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Industry 84 Nemat Shafik Director Egypt London School of Economics Education 85 HE Fatima Al Jaber COO UAE Al Jaber Group Diversified 86 Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi Secretary general UAE UAE Red Crescent Society Culture and society 87 Lojain Omran Influencer / TV host Saudi Arabia Culture and society 88 Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch Founder and CEO Morocco Aksal Group Retail 89 Fahd Al Rasheed Group CEO and managing director KSA King Abdullah Economic City Real estate 90 Issam Kazim CEO UAE DCTCM Tourism 91 Hala Gorani Host Syria CNN Media 92 Raha Moharrak Adventurer KSA Culture and society 93 Dalia Mogahed Director of research Egypt Institute for Social Policy and Understanding Culture and society 94 Jassim Alseddiqi CEO UAE Abu Dhabi Financial Group Finance 95 Shaikha Al Bahar Deputy Group CEO Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait Finance 96 Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Social commentator / Founder UAE Burjeel Art Foundation Culture and society 97 Mustafa Agha Head of sports Syria-Palestine MBC Sport / media 98 Muna Abu Sulayman Entrepreneur / Media personality KSA Culture and society 99 Laila Hzaineh Vlogger Jordan-Palestine Culture and society 100 Bakr bin Laden Chairman KSA Saudi Binladin Group Construction