Honoring The Region’s 50 Most Influential Financial Executives

NEW YORK, February 19, 2016 - Global Finance magazine has announced the Who’s Who in Middle Eastern Finance 2016. This exclusive annual resource recognizes the 50 most influential, creative, and powerful people in the Middle Eastern business and financial communities. It will be published in the April 2016 issue as part of Global Finance’s annual Middle East Supplement.

Selections are made by Global Finance’s Editorial Review Board based on nominations, discussions with analysts and consultants and further independent research.

“The Middle East remains one of the most affluent and rapidly modernizing regions of the world, despite the recent collapse in oil prices,” says Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance.

“In our Who’s Who in Middle Eastern Finance, we recognize the finance industry leaders and the leading finance officials at major non-financial corporations who have demonstrated the vision and talent to achieve transformative results.”





Abu Dhabi
Commercial Bank
Ala'a Eraiqat Group CEO and
Executive Director
Abu Dhabi
Islamic Bank
Tirad Mahmoud CEO UAE
ADS Securities Philippe Ghanem Vice Chairman and CEO UAE
Ahli United Bank Adel El-Labban Group CEO and
Managing Director
Al Ain Ahlia Insurance Mohammed Mazhar Hamadeh General Manager UAE
Al Baraka Banking Group Adnan Ahmed Yousif President and CEO Bahrain
Alkhabeer Capital Ammar Ahmed Shata Executive Director
and CEO
Saudi Arabia
Al Hilal Bank Khaled Abdulla Neamat AlKhoori CEO UAE
AL Khaliji
Commercial Bank
Fahad Al Khalifa Group CEO Qatar
Aluminum Bahrain Ali Al-Baqali CFO Bahrain
Arab African
International Bank
Hassan Abdalla CEO and Vice Chairman Egypt
Arab National Bank Robert Eid Managing Director
and CEO
Saudi Arabia
Bank ABC Khaled Kawan Group CEO Bahrain
Bank Audi Samir Hanna General Manager
and Group CEO
BankMuscat AbdulRazaq Ali Issa CEO Oman
Bank of Palestine Hashim Shawa Chairman and General Manager Palestine
Bank of Sharjah Varouj Nerguizian Executive Director
and General Manager
Barwa Bank Khalid Al Subeai Acting Group CEO Qatar
Beehive Craig Moore Founder and CEO UAE
BLOM Bank Saad Azhari Chairman and
General Manager
Boubyan Bank Adel Abdul Wahab Al Majed Vice Chairman and CEO Kuwait
Burgan Bank Eduardo Eguren CEO Kuwait
Byblos Bank Group François Bassil Chairman Lebanon
Commercial Bank of
Elham Yousry Mahfouz CEO Kuwait
Commercial International
Hisham Ezz Al-Arab Chairman and
Managing Director
Doha Bank Raghavan Seetharaman CEO Qatar
Emirates NBD Shayne Nelson Group CEO UAE
Etihad Airways James Rigney CFO UAE
Falcom Financial Services Adeeb Al-Sowailim CEO Saudi Arabia
Gulf Bank César González-Bueno CEO Kuwait
Jadwa Investment Tariq Al Sudairy Managing Director
and CEO
Saudi Arabia
Jordan Islamic Bank Musa Shihadeh CEO and General Manager Jordan
Kipco Masaud Hayat CEO, Banking Kuwait
Kuwait Finance House Mazin Saad Al-Nahedh Group CEO Kuwait
Markaz Manaf Alhajeri CEO Kuwait
Mashreq Bank AbdulAziz Al Ghurair CEO UAE
MasterCard Middle East
and Africa
Raghu Malhotra President UAE
National Bank
of Abu Dhabi
Alex Thursby Group CEO UAE
National Bank
of Kuwait
Isam Jasem Al Sager Group CEO Kuwait
Noor Investment Group Hussain Al Qemzi Group CEO UAE
Qalaa Holdings Ahmed Heikal Chairman and Founder Egypt
Qatar National Bank Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari Group CEO Qatar
Qinvest Tamim Hamad Al-Kuwari  CEO Qatar
Rashed A. AlRashed & Sons Mohammad Zagha Group Investment Manager Saudi Arabia
Riyadh Cables
Group of Companies
Baha Eissa Group CFO and CIO Saudi Arabia
SABB David Dew Managing Director Saudi Arabia
Samba Financial Group Eisa Mohammed Al-Eisa Chairman, CEO
and Managing Director
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian Airlines Muhammad Ali Albakri Executive Vice President Saudi Arabia
The National Bank Ahmad Hajhasan General Manager Palestine
Waha Capital Salem Rashid Al Noaimi CEO and
Managing Director

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About Global Finance

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