Five inclusions in the top 10 positions came from the United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates topped the Gulf Business 100 Arab Powers list for 2022 with five inclusions in the top 10 positions.

Dr. Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies and Managing Director and Group CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC); Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group; Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Member of the Executive Council, Managing Director and Managing Director of Mubadala Group; Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar, Founder, Emaar; and Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Technology, who is the only woman in the top 10 positions, are ranked second, third, fifth, eighth and ninth respectively.

Mohamed Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Director General and CEO of ENEC was ranked 11th. Al Hammadi has led the development of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy program and Barakah power plant since its inception.

Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General of the Expo 2020 Dubai Office, came in 15th position in the prestigious list.

Commenting on Dr Al Jaber’s ranking, Gulf Business said: “The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has had an enterprising last year.

He announced investments of nearly $6 billion to enable drilling growth, after which the oil giant announced discoveries of conventional oil, condensate and gas of up to one billion barrels of oil equivalent from an exploration well in Abu Dhabi’s Onshore Block 4 concession.

At the helm of the company is Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, who is second on our list for spearheading the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

Al Jaber was named the highest-ranked CEO outside the United States and China, according to Brand Finance.

On the selection of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed, the publication said, “When it comes to regional aviation leaders, it is difficult to see past Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Sheikh Ahmed led the resurgence of Dubai carrier Emirates in the wake of the pandemic.

The airline has signed agreements and launched initiatives to support tourism to several destinations, including Spain, the Maldives and Saudi Arabia, and has carried 600 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines on its flights to more than 80 destinations in December. Sheikh Ahmed is also Chairman of Dubai Airports and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority.

Meanwhile, as chairman of Dubai-based lender Emirates NBD, he oversaw the bank which made a net profit of 9.3 billion dirhams in 2021, up 34% from the previous year. On Al Mubarak’s selection, Gulf Business said, “With $243 billion in assets under management, Mubadala Investment, led by Al Mubarak, plays a key role in diversifying Abu Dhabi’s economic growth. He also chairs Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Emirates Global Aluminum and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. Al Mubarak is also a member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. On selecting Alabbar, the publication said: “Developer Emaar Properties recorded its highest-ever real estate sales, worth $9.19 billion last year.

He also reported net income of $1.035 billion for 2021, recording 80% growth from $574 million in 2020. In addition to being at the forefront of real estate, the founder of Emaar, Alabbar, also led e-commerce platform, which recently opened its largest warehouse in Riyadh, covering over 45,000 sqm. Alabbar is also chairman of Zand, a digital bank, which will offer personal and business services after launch.

About Sarah Al Amiri, Gulf Business said: “After reaching Mars, the President of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency, Sarah Bint Yousif Al Amiri does not stand still.

The agency announced a new interplanetary mission last year, involving an expedition to orbit Venus as well as exploration of the asteroid belt beyond Mars. As the UAE embarks on new space initiatives, Al Amiri, also the UAE’s Minister of State for Advanced Technology and Head of the Emirates Council of Scientists, will be a guiding force in the country’s technological advancements on Earth and beyond.

Regarding Al Hashemy’s selection, the publication said, “For her continued efforts over the past few years in organizing Expo 2020 Dubai, Managing Director Reem Al Hashemy has received special recognition under the Excellence Program. of the government of Dubai. Expo 2020 Dubai, divided into three districts based on the sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, saw participation from 192 countries and recorded over 22 million visits in its six months.

Al Hashemy is also the UAE’s Minister of State for International Cooperation and chairs the UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals and the philanthropic association Dubai Cares. Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimi recently received the Best Businesswoman award at The BURJ CEO Awards.