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Who are the Most Powerful Arabs in Qatar in 2023?

  • Publish date: Thursday، 04 May 2023
Who are the Most Powerful Arabs in Qatar in 2023?

Arab leaders who are influencing, driving progress and development of the Arab world are recognized on Gulfbusiness' Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs list for the year 2023. They include smart businessmen and women and well-known figures from the region and beyond from the fields of business, sport, entertainment, and culture.

In 2022, Arabs achieved new heights in a variety of fields, including space exploration, climbing the world's tallest mountain, and dominating the entertainment industry.

Here are all the Powerful Arabs in Qatar in the top 100 Powerful Arabs list:

1. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

President and CEO, QatarEnergy/chairman and MD, Industries Qatar

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 4th

In addition to serving as Minister of State for Energy Affairs since 2018, Al-Kaabi was appointed president and chief executive officer of QatarEnergy in 2016. Al-Kaabi is on the board of the Qatar Investment Authority along with working as chairman and MD of Industries Qatar.  

2. Mansoor Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud

CEO, Qatar Investment Authority

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 13th

Al-Mahmoud was named CEO of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) in 2018 and has since been in charge of one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world, that is according to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, is now managing $475 billion in assets. 

3. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa

Group CEO, Qatar National Bank

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 15th

Al-Khalifa, who has worked his way up through the ranks to become the lender's group CEO, is in charge of the bank and in putting the bank in a position for future growth. Al-Khalifa also serves on the board of the telecom operator Ooredoo Qatar.

 

4. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Chairperson, Qatar Museums

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 33rd

The sister of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is a prominent figure in Qatari art and culture. The National Museum of Qatar and the Museum of Islamic Art are two architecturally stunning institutions that, under Sheikha Al Mayassa's direction, have solidified Qatar's status as a dynamic hub for arts and culture in the Middle East and beyond. She also serves as chair of the Qatar Leadership Centre, Reach Out to Asia, and the Doha Film Institute.

5. Akbar Al Baker

Group chief executive, Qatar Airways

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 52nd

Al Baker, who is in charge of guiding the carrier at Qatar Airways, intends to capitalize on its current momentum. In addition to carrying 18.5 million passengers, a 218 percent increase over the prior year, Qatar Airways recorded a record net profit for FY2021-22 of $1.54 billion. Al Baker has made a significant contribution to positioning Qatar as a major tourism destination in his capacity as chairman of Qatar Tourism.


6. Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo

Managing Director and CEO, Ooredoo 

Country of Origin: Qatar

Country of Residence: Qatar

Ranking: 56th

As of December 31, 2022, Fakhroo's Ooredoo Group has more than 55 million users worldwide and $6.2 billion in full-year revenues. After serving on the board of directors of the Qatar-based telecom company Ooredoo Group since 2011, Fakhroo was named managing director and CEO in November 2020. Additionally, he holds board positions with the international hospitality major companies Accor, Qatar Museums, and Katara Hospitality.