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Top 20 Most Powerful Arabs 2017----On

The last 12 months has been a period of challenge, uncertainty and change for many from the Arab region. But despite, economic, political and social headwinds the 100 individuals on our 100 Powerful Arabs list were able to maintain their power and influence, and in some cases stand taller than ever before. Read on to find out which business leaders, models, megastar musicians, inspirational women and athletes stood out from the crowd in 2016 and are in good stead to continue making waves in 2017. For the sixth year running Gulf Business counts down the most powerful Arabs from across the world.

How we did it
This year’s Arab Power List was selected by our team of leading business editors at Gulf Business. We took an in-depth look at the movements of those who had made their mark in the Arab world during 2016, using our broad knowledge base to promote, demote or consolidate existing entrants’ positions, as well as to identify and assess potential new entries that have emerged throughout the year. The ‘power 100’ format reflects the sheer number of people from the Arab world making an impact.
As in previous years, everyone in our ranking was weighted under the following criteria:
Financial capital
Human capital
Expansion plans
Personal fame
In general, politicians and royal family members were excluded unless they had an unassailable leaning towards corporate activity.
The resulting list is intended to be an inspirational representation of some of the Arab World’s greatest businesspeople, influencers, thinkers, achievers and future stars.
We trust this list will incite vigorous discussion and we look forward to your feedback.
1 HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Chairman KSA Kingdom Holding Company Finance
2 HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman UAE Emirates/Emirates NBD Diversified
3 HE Khalid Al Falih Chairman KSA Aramco Energy
4 Joseph Safra Chairman Syria Safra Group Finance
5 Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan Vice Chairman and CEO KSA SABIC Industry
6 Carlos Slim Helu Honorary Chairman Lebanon America Movil Telecoms
7 Carlos Ghosn Chairman/CEO Lebanon Nissan/Renault/Mitsubushi Industry
8 HE Mohamed Alabbar Chairman UAE Emaar Real Estate
9 HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak CEO UAE Mubadala Investment Diversified
10 HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair CEO UAE Mashreq Finance
11 HE Mohammad Al Gergawi Chairman UAE Dubai Holding Diversified
12 Saad Sherida Al Kaabi President and CEO/MD and Chairman Qatar Qatar Petroleum/Industries Qatar Diversified
13 HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber Director General and CEO/Chairman UAE ADNOC/Masdar Energy
14 Akbar Al Baker CEO Qatar Qatar Airways Aviation
15 HE Noura Al Kaabi Chairwoman UAE twofour54 Media
16 Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber Chairman and CEO KSA MBI International Diversified
17 Nasser Al Khelaifi Chairman and CEO/Chairman/President Qatar Bein Media Group/Qatar Sports Investment/Paris Saint-Germain Media/Sport
18 HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi Minister of International Cooperation and Development, UAE/President UAE Zayed University Diversified
19 Mansour Saleh Al Maiman Chairman KSA National Commercial Bank, NCB Capital Finance
20 Lubna Olayan Deputy Chairperson and CEO KSA

Top 20 Most Powerful Arabs 2017----On Reviewed by FOW 24 News on July 31, 2017 Rating: 5 The last 12 months has been a period of challenge, uncertainty and change for many from the Arab region. But despite, economic, politic...

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