Top 100 most powerful Arabs 2019 – 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 Energy 3 Carlos Slim Helu Honorary chairman Lebanon America Movil Telecoms 4 Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan Vice chairman and CEO KSA SABIC Industry 5 Joseph Safra Chairman Syria Safra Group Finance 6 HE Mohamed Alabbar Chairman UAE Emaar / Noon.com Real estate / retail 7 HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak CEO, Chairman UAE Mubadala Investment, City Football Group Diversified 8 HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Abdulaziz Al Saud Chairman KSA Kingdom Holding Company Finance 9 HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair CEO UAE Mashreq Finance 10 HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber Director general and CEO, Chairman UAE ADNOC, Masdar Energy 11 HE Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani Executive director and CEO UAE Investment Corporation of Dubai Finance 12 Amin Nasser President and CEO KSA Aramco Energy 13 HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem Chairman and CEO UAE DP World, Virgin, Hyperloop One Logistics / transport 14 HE Abdulla Al Habbai Chairman UAE Dubai Holding / Meraas Diversified 15 HE Noura Al Kaabi Chairwoman UAE Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi / twofour54 Media 16 HE Reem Al Hashimy Director general UAE Dubai Expo 2020 Diversified 17 HE Essa Kazim Chairman / Governor UAE Dubai Financial Market / Bourse Dubai / DIFC Finance 18 Mohamed bin Issa Al Jaber Chairman and CEO KSA MBI International Diversified 19 Saeed bin Muhammad Al Ghamdi Chairman KSA National Commercial Bank Company Finance 20 Lubna Olayan Deputy chairwoman and CEO KSA Olayan Financing Company Finance 21 Mohamed Salah Footballer Egypt Liverpool FC Sport 22 HH Reema bint Bandar Al Saud VP/President KSA Planning and Development General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia/ Saudi Federation for Community Sports Sport 23 Ibrahim bin Abdul Rahman Al Omar Governor KSA Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority  Diversified 24 HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak Chairman, CEO UAE Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority , Aldar Properties Diversified 25 HE Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg Managing director UAE Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group Diversified 26 Majid Al Futtaim Founder UAE Majid Al Futtaim Diversified 27 Mohammed Alshaya Executive chairman Kuwait MH Alshaya Retail 28 HE Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri Deputy project manager, Chairwoman UAE Emirates Mars Mission, UAE Council of Scientists Science and technology 29 Khalaf Al Habtoor Chairman UAE Al Habtoor Group Real estate 30 Huda Kattan Founder Iraq-US Huda Beauty Culture and society 31 Abdulhamid Mohammed Saeed Group CEO UAE First Abu Dhabi Bank Finance 32 Mohammed bin Abdullah El Kuwaiz Chairman KSA Saudi Capital Market Authority Finance 33 Sheikh Sulaiman bin Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Co-founder KSA Al Rajhi Bank Finance 34 Omar K Alghanim CEO Kuwait Alghanim Industries Diversified 35 Fadi Ghandour Co-founder and executive chairman Jordan Wamda Capital Finance 36 Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji CEO Bahrain Mumtalakat Finance 37 Zainab Salbi Founder Iraq Women for Women International Culture 38 HH Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer Co-founder and chairman KSA Almarai FMCG 39 Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah Chairman/President Mauritania Emirates Fatwa Council/Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies Culture and society 40 Mohamed Mansour Chairman Egypt Mansour Group Diversified 41 HE Dr Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi Director general UAE UAE Space Agency Science and technology  42 Nayla Hayek Chairwoman / CEO Lebanon-Switzerland Swatch Group / Harry Winston Inc Retail 43 Bader Al Kharafi Director/ Vice-chaiman and CEO Kuwait MA Al Kharafi & Sons / Zain Kuwait Diversified 44 Saleh Al Abdooli CEO UAE Etisalat Telecoms 45 Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Alardhi Executive chairman / Chairman Oman Investcorp / National Bank of Oman Finance 46 Ali Rashid Lootah Chairman UAE Nakheel Real estate 47 Mohammed Al Barwani Chairman Oman MB Holding Energy 48 DJ Khaled producer Palestine Rap artist and record producer Culture and society 49 HE Hesham Al Qassim CEO UAE wasl Asset Management Group Real estate 50 Khaled bin Saleh Al Mudaifer CEO and president KSA Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) Industry 51 Mazin Al Nahedh Group CEO Kuwait Kuwait Finance House Finance 52 HE Hamad Buamim President and CEO UAE Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Diversified 53 Nassef Sawiris CEO / Executive chairman Egypt OCI / Aston Villa FC Industry / sport 54 Hussain Sajwan CEO and chairman UAE Damac Real estate 55 Ronaldo Mouchawar CEO Syria Souq.com Retail 56 Mohamed Al Hammadi CEO UAE Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Energy 57 Ala’a Eraiqat CEO UAE Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Finance 58 Haifaa Al Mansour Filmmaker KSA Culture and society 59 Naguib Sawiris Chairman Egypt Orascom Telecoms 60 Ahmad Al Shugairi Activist and media personality KSA Media 61 Mishal Kanoo Chairman Bahrain-UAE Kanoo Group Diversified 62 Faisal Al Bannai Founder and managing director UAE DarkMatter Group Science and technology 63 Badr Jafar CEO UAE-Iraq Crescent Enterprises Diversified 64 Rania Mahmoud Nashar CEO KSA Samba Financial Group Finance 65 Rami Malek Actor Egypt-US Culture and society 67 Omar Abdulrahman Footballer UAE Al Hilal FC Sport 66 Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser Group CEO KSA Saudi Telecom Company Telecoms 68 Turki bin Abdul Mohsen Al Asheikh President KSA Saudi General Sports Authority Sport 69 Elie Saab Fashion designer Lebanon Culture and society 70 Nemat Shafik Director Egypt London School of Economics Education 71 Suhail Salim Bahwan Chairman Oman Suhail Bahwan Holding Group Diversified 72 Issad Rebrab CEO Algeria Cevital Diversified 73 Osman Sultan CEO UAE du Telecoms 74 Dr Amina Al Rostamani Director UAE AW Rostamani Group Diversified 75 Gigi and Bella Hadid Models Palestine-US Culture and society 76 Othman Benjelloun Chairman and CEO Morocco BMCE Bank Finance 77 Ghaith Al Ghaith CEO UAE flydubai Aviation 78 Joelle Mardinian Founder and CEO Lebanon Joelle Group Culture and society 79 Abdulla Jassem Kalban CEO and managing director, UAE Emirates Global Aluminium Industry 80 Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh Chairman and CEO Palestine-US Fresh Del Monte FMCG 81 Mohammed Assaf Singer Palestine Culture and society 82 Munib Al Masri Chairman Palestine Edgo Group Diversified 83 Hoda Kotb Media personality Egypt-US Media 84 Nabil Habayeb President and CEO Lebanon-US GE Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Industry 85 Jassim Al Seddiqi CEO UAE Abu Dhabi Financial Group Finance 86 Issam Kazim CEO UAE Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing Tourism 87 Linda Sarsour Activist Palestine-US Culture and society 88 Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi Secretary general UAE Emirates Red Crescent Society Culture and society 89 Adwa Al Dakheel Founder and CEO KSA Falak Business Hub Diversified 90 Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch Founder and CEO Morocco Aksal Group Retail / real estate 91 Mohammed Al Amoudi Owner KSA-Ethiopia MIDROC Diversified 92 Hala Gorani Media personality Syria Media 93 Raha Moharrak Adventurer KSA Culture and society 94 Muna Abu­Sulayman Media personality KSA Media 95 HE Fatima Al Jaber COO UAE Al Jaber Group Diversified 96 Shaikha Al Bahar Deputy group CEO Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait Finance 97 Ahed Tamimi Activist Palestine Culture and society 98 Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi Founder UAE Burjeel Art Foundation Culture and society 99 Ahmad Ashkar Founder and CE Palestine Hult Prize Foundation Culture and society 100 Abdulaziz Al Sowailim Chairman and CEO KSA EY Middle East and North Africa Diversified