Forbes Middle East magazine published this year a list of the most influential CEOs in the Middle East, which included 100 business leaders from 26 different countries, led by Emirati with 19 CEOs.
After the Emirates, executives arrived from Egypt with 16 leaders, and then from Saudi Arabia with 15 business leaders, according to the magazine.
Banking and financial services executives also topped the list with 27 executives, followed by communications sector leaders with 8 executives, then 7 executives in each of the energy and logistics sectors, which topped a trillion dollars last year.
Here are the names of the top ten business leaders in the Arab world:
1. Amin Hassan al-Nasser
2. Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber
3. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
4. Taufik Hakkar
5. Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi
6. Akbar Al Baker
7. Yousef bin Abdullah Al Bunyan
8. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem
9. Syed Basr Shuaib
10. Osama Rabi
Source: Forbes Middle East.