Revealed: These are the 100 Top CEOs in the GCC

April 13, 2017 5:26 pm


Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Group CEO of Qatar National Bank, has topped the list of the 100 best-performing CEOs from listed companies in the GCC states. The Top CEO list was released by Mediaquest, AMEinfo’s parent company. The chief executives were presented with the trophies at the Top CEO Conference & Awards, held at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Jeddah on Tuesday.  The winners were selected based on their companies’ financials, reporting, corporate governance and transparency. Last year, Bassel Gamal , Group CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank, won the top honours at the second edition of the prestigious annual event.

Top 100 CEOs:

1              Qatar National Bank SAQ – Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari -Qatar

2              Qatar Insurance Co SAQ – Khalifa A. Al Subaey – Qatar

3              GFH Financial Group BSC – Hisham Ahmed Al Rayes – Bahrain

4              National Bank of Fujairah PJSC – Vince Cook – United Arab Emirates

5              Boubyan Bank KSCP – Adel Abdul Wahab Al-Majed – Kuwait

6              First Gulf Bank PJSC – Andre Sayegh – United Arab Emirates

7              Kuwait Finance House KSCP – Mazen Al-Nahedh – Kuwait

8              Emirates NBD Bank PJSC – Shayne Nelson – United Arab Emirates

9              Advanced Petrochemical Co SJSC – Engr. Abdullah M. Al-Garawi – Saudi Arabia

10           Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation SJSC – Steve P. Bertamini – Saudi Arabia

11           Damac Properties – Hussain Ali Habib Sajwani – United Arab Emirates

12           Aldar Properties PJSC – Mohamed Al Mubarak – United Arab Emirates

13           Human Soft Holding Company KSCP – Mayank Hasmukhlal Baxi – Kuwait

14           Almarai Co SJSC – Georges P. Schorderet – Saudi Arabia

15           Oman Fiber Optic Co SAOG – Mohammed Harith Al Barashdy – Oman

16           Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank PJSC – Ala’a Eraiqat – United Arab Emirates

17           Orient Insurance PJSC – Omer Elamin – United Arab Emirates

18           Qatar National Cement Co QSC – Salem Butti Al-Naimi – Qatar

19           Warba Bank KSC – Shaheen Hamad Al-Ghanim – Kuwait

20           Industries Qatar QSC – Engr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi – Qatar

21           Saudi Electricity Co SJSC – Ziyad Bin Mohammed Al-Shiha – Saudi Arabia

22           National Bank of Kuwait SAKP – Essam Jassem Al-Sager – Kuwait

23           Aramex PJSC – Hussein Hachem – United Arab Emirates

24           United Development Co PSC – Engr. Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman – Qatar

25           Khaleeji Commercial Bank BSC – Khalil Ismaeel Al Meer –  Bahrain

26           Ahli United Bank BSC – Adel El Labban – Bahrain

27           Saudi Cement Co SJSC – Mohammed Ali Al-Garni – Saudi Arabia

28           Gulf Bank KSCP – Antoine Daher – Kuwait

29           Aldrees Petroleum and Transport Services Co SJSC – Engr. Abdulilah Saad Mohamed Aldrees – Saudi Arabia

30           Al Salam Bank Bahrain BSC – Yousif Abdulla Taqi – Bahrain

31           Qatar Islamic Bank SAQ – Bassel Gamal – Qatar

32           Qatari Investors Group QSC – Abdullah Nasser Al-Misnad – Qatar

33           Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance Company SJSC – Tal Hisham Nazer – Saudi Arabia

34           Invest Bank PSC – Sami Rached Farhat – United Arab Emirates

35           RAK Properties PJSC – Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi – United Arab Emirates

36           Dubai Investments PJSC – Khalid Jassim Bin Kalban – United Arab Emirates

37           Masraf Al Rayan QSC –   Adel Mustafawi – Qatar

38           National Central Cooling Co PJSC – Jasim Husain Thabet – United Arab Emirates

39           Arab Banking Corporation BSC – Dr. Khaled Said Ramadan Kawan – Bahrain

40           Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC – Dr. Adnan Chilwan – United Arab Emirates

41           Al Baraka Banking Group BSC – Adnan Ahmed Yousif – Bahrain

42           Insurance House PSC – Mohammad Othman – United Arab Emirates

43           Gulf Warehousing Co QSC – Ranjeev Menon – Qatar

44           Al Rajhi Company for Cooperative Insurance SJSC – Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Sedeas – Saudi Arabia

45           Ooredoo QSC – H.E. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani – Qatar

46           Bank Muscat SAOG – Abdul Razzaq Bin Ali Issa – Oman

47           Investcorp Bank BSC – Mohammed Al-Shroogi & Rishi Kapoor – Bahrain

48           Bank of Sharjah PJSC – Varoujan Nerguizian – United Arab Emirates

49           Alijarah Holding Co QSC – Hamad Abdulla Shareef Al-Emadi – Qatar

50           Emaar Properties PJSC – Amit Jain – United Arab Emirates

51           Bank Albilad SJSC – Abdulaziz Al-Onaizan – Saudi Arabia

52           Widam Food Co QSC – Abdul Rahman Mohammed Mubark Al Khayarain – Qatar

53           Sharjah Islamic Bank PJSC – Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah – United Arab Emirates

54           Tawuniya – Raeed Abdullah Altamimi – Saudi Arabia

55           Port Services Corp SAOG – Saud Ahmed Al Nahari – Oman

56           Commercial Bank of Kuwait KPSC – Elham Yousry Mahfouz – Kuwait

57           Doha Insurance Co QSC – Bassam Hussein – Qatar

58           Tijara and Realestate Investment Company KSCP – Tareq Fareed Abdulrahman Al-Othman – Kuwait

59           Saudi Basic Industries Corporation SJSC – Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan – Saudi Arabia

60           Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Co QSC – Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Ansari               – Qatar

61           Abu Dhabi National Takaful Co PSC – Osama Abdeen – United Arab Emirates

62           Walaa Cooperative Insurance company – Johnson Varughese – Saudi Arabia

63           Al Batinah Development and Investment Holding Co SAOG – Gamal Abed El-Aziz Haggag – Oman

64           Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance Company SJSC – Basem Odeh – Saudi Arabia

65           Ezdan Holding Group QSC – Ali Mohammed Ali Al-Obaidli – Qatar

66           MetLife AIG ANB Cooperative Insurance Co SJSC – Carl Tachdjian – Saudi Arabia

67           National Petroleum Services Company KSCP – Khalid Hamdan Al Saif – Kuwait

68           Saudi Indian Company for Cooperative Insurance JSC – Abdulrahman Abdullah Al-Sahli – Saudi Arabia

69           Emaar Malls Group PJSC – Nasser Abdulrahman Rafi – United Arab Emirates

70           Eshraq Properties Company PJSC – Abdullah Saleh Al Meheimidy – United Arab Emirates

71           Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC – Tirad Al Mahmoud – United Arab Emirates

72           Takaful Emarat Insurance PJSC – Wael A.A. Al Sharif – United Arab Emirates

73           Emirates Driving Co PJSC – Khaled Khalifa Al Mansoori – United Arab Emirates

74           Oman Telecommunications Co SAOG – Talal Al Mamari – Oman

75           DP World Ltd – Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem – United Arab Emirates

76           Union Properties PJSC – Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri – United Arab Emirates

77           Al Khazna Insurance Co PSC – Rubaya Al Muhairi – United Arab Emirates

78           Deyaar Development PJSC – Saeed Mohammed Al Qatami – United Arab Emirates

79           National Commercial Bank SJSC – Saeed Bin Muhammad Al-Ghamdi – Saudi Arabia

80           Qatar Electricity and Water Co QSC – Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi – Qatar

81           Buruj Cooperative Insurance Co SJSC – Samer Kanj – Saudi Arabia

82           Sahara Petrochemical Co SJSC – Saleh M. Bahamdan – Saudi Arabia

83           Red Sea International Co – Donnie Brown Sumner – Saudi Arabia

84           ALAFCO Avaiation Lease and Finance Company KSCP – Ahmad Alzabin – Kuwait

85           Banque Saudi Fransi SJSC – Francois Patrice Couvegnes – Saudi Arabia

86           Nass Corporation BSC – Sameer Abdulla Nass – Bahrain

87           Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Co SJSC – Nasser Abdulaziz Abanmi – Saudi Arabia

88           Saudi Ground Services Co – Qaid Bin Khalaf Al-Otaibi – Saudi Arabia

89           Amanat Holdings PJSC – Khaldoun Haj Hasan – United Arab Emirates

90           Alliance Insurance PSC – Aimen Saba Azara – United Arab Emirates

91           Commercial Bank International PSC – Mark Robinson – United Arab Emirates

92           Arab National Bank – Dr. Robert Maron Eid – Saudi Arabia

93           Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC – Osman Sultan – United Arab Emirates

94           King Abdullah Economic City – Fahd Al-Rasheed – Saudi Arabia

95           Arabian Scandinavian Insurance Co PLC – Ahmad Mohammed Amin Al Kazim – United Arab Emirates

96           Ahli Bank QSC –  Salah Jassim Murad – Qatar

97           Saudi British Bank SJSC – David Robert Dew – Saudi Arabia

98           Aljazira Takaful Taawuni Co SJSC – Sager Nadershah – Saudi Arabia

99           Renaissance Services SAOG – Stephen R. Thomas – Oman

100         HSBC Bank Oman SAOG – Andrew Long – Oman

(This story first appeared on the online version of AMEinfo’s sister title TRENDS magazine)

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