Arab leaders out in force at WEF: Change is imminent

January 22, 2018 4:43 pm


The World Economic Forum is a yearly event taking place at Davos.

This year’s event will take place from January 23 to January 26 with topics mainly focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Biotechnology, and Energy.

Ever wonder who goes there?

Well outside of presidents, Davos attracts some of the globes’ most influential people.

Arab countries are well represented and following is a list of some of their most prominent business leaders, politicians and media representatives who will be taking part in Davos 2018.

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Saudi Arabia

Abdul Latif Jameel Mohammed

President and Chairman Abdul Latif Jameel International DMCC

Saudi Arabia

Khaled A. Al Qahtani

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Abdulhadi A. Al Qahtani Group

Saudi Arabia

Amr A. Al-Dabbagh

Chairman Al Dabbagh Group Holding Co.

Saudi Arabia

Khaled A. Juffali

Vice-Chairman and Managing Partner E. A. Juffali and Brothers

Saudi Arabia

Amr Enany

Vice-Chairman Enany Group of Companies

Saudi Arabia

Khalid Alkhudair

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Glowork

Saudi Arabia

Hamza B. Alkholi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hamza Alkholi Group

Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz Al Subeaei

Chairman Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC)

Saudi Arabia

Fahd Al-Rasheed

Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at King Abdullah Economic City

Saudi Arabia

Klaus Kleinfeld

Chief Executive Officer NEOM

Saudi Arabia

Lubna S. Olayan

Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairperson at Olayan Financing Company

Saudi Arabia

Ibrahim Al Omar

Governor Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA)

Saudi Arabia

Amin H. Nasser

President and Chief Executive Officer Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Abdulaziz Aljarbou

Chairman of the Board Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

Saudi Arabia

Fares Bugshan

Vice-Chairman at Saudi Bugshan

Saudi Arabia

Abdullah Al- Abdulqader

Chairman at Saudi Telecom Group

Saudi Arabia

Ayman Tamer

Chairman and Partner at Tamer Group

Saudi Arabia

Mansour S. Al Maiman

Chairman the National Commercial Bank (NCB)

Saudi Arabia

Khalid A. Alireza

Executive Director Xenel Group

Saudi Arabia

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Emon Shakoor

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing XS – Conferences & Exhibitions

Saudi Arabia

The United Arab Emirates

Essa Kazim

Governor, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC

United Arab Emirates

Mattar Al Tayer

Director-General at Roads and Transportation Authority

United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Al Basti

General Secretariat, Executive Council of Dubai,

United Arab Emirates

Sami Al Qamzi

Director-General, Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai

United Arab Emirates

Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi

Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future

United Arab Emirates

Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi

Minister of Climate Change and Environment

United Arab Emirates

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy

Minister of State for International Cooperation

United Arab Emirates

Sultan bin Saeed AlMansoori

Minister of Economy

United Arab Emirates

Jameela Salem Al Muhairi

Minister of State for Public Education

United Arab Emirates

Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei

Minister of Energy and Industry

United Arab Emirates

Younis Al Khoori

Undersecretary, Ministry of Finance

United Arab Emirates

Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer

Minister of State for Financial Affairs

United Arab Emirates

Anwar Gargash

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

United Arab Emirates

Hessa Bint Eisa Buhumaid

Minister of Community Development

United Arab Emirates

Mariam Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi

Minister of State for Food Security

United Arab Emirates

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama

Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence

United Arab Emirates

Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

Minister of State for Advanced Sciences

United Arab Emirates

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Atraf Shehab

Director, Office of the Prime Minister

United Arab Emirates

Bodour Al Qasimi

Chairperson, Sharjah Investment and Development Authority

United Arab Emirates

Abdulla Bin Touq

Secretary-General, Federal Cabinet

United Arab Emirates

Saeed Al Eter

Director-General, Public Diplomacy Office

United Arab Emirates Public

Ghosson Al Khaled

Deputy Chief Executive Officer ACICO Industries Company

Kuwait

Henadi Al Saleh

Chair of the Board of Directors Agility

Kuwait

Omar K. Alghanim

Chief Executive Officer Alghanim Industries

United Arab Emirates

Mina Al-Oraibi

Editor-in-Chief, the National

United Arab

Julien Hawari

Co- CEO at Mediaquest

United Arab Emirates

Turki Aldakhil

General Manager, Al Arabiya

United Arab Emirates

John Defterios

Editor and Anchor, Emerging Markets at CNNMoney

United Arab Emirates

Kuwait

Hashim Gillani

Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development and Communications

Alghanim Industries

Kuwait

Mohammed Alshaya

Executive Chairman Alshaya Group

Kuwait

Marwan M. Boodai

Chief Executive Officer, BoodaiCorp Company

Kuwait

Eduardo Eguren Group

Chief Executive Officer Burgan Bank

Kuwait

Bashir Jaber

General Manager Burgan Bank

Kuwait

Mohammed F.Alghanim

Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kuwait

Mohammed Al Naki

Chairman Kuwait Industries Co. Holding

Kuwait

Farouk A A Bastaki

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Kuwait Investment Authority(KIA)

Kuwait

Hassan El Houry

Group Chief Executive Officer National Aviation Services

Kuwait

Mohammad Jaafar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer the Kuwaiti Danish Dairy Company KCSC

Kuwait

Egypt

Shafik Gabr

Chairman and Managing Director ARTOC Group for Investment and Development

Egypt

Ahmed Heikal

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Qalaa Holdings

Egypt

Bahrain

Jean-Christophe Durand

Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Economic Development Board

Bahrain

Leena Al Olaimy

Director, Projects Bahrain Economic Development Board

Bahrain

Khalid Al Rumaihi

Chief Executive Bahrain Economic Development Board

Bahrain

Hashem Almusawi

Lead Application Engineer GE

Bahrain

Tarek Al Saffar

Chief Executive Harbour Investment

Bahrain

Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Chief Executive Officer Osool Asset Management BSC

Bahrain

Sheikh Salman Al Khalifa

Honorary Chairman at the Bahrain Petroleum Company BSC

Bahrain

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