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The world's 50 most influential Arabs: it is no easy task in a region raising its profile on an almost daily basis to select the 50 most influential people and, of course, unlike the richest or even the most powerful, such a list must by its very nature remain fairly subjective. How does one quantify "most influential"? The short answer might be "with difficulty".

The world's 50 most influential Arabs

First of all, we asked a selected number of people from within the region and a variety of what might be termed "movers and shakers" living elsewhere for their opinions, to give us a global, rather than a localised overview. We approached people in the Gulf, Europe, the Maghreb, the Americas as well as the Near, Middle and Far East, asking each to nominate five living Arabs and explain in a couple of sentences why each had been selected, then we collated the information. We were sometimes surprised but always fascinated by the results. There can be no winners or losers because different people exert influence in different ways and of course there are those no longer with us, such as the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and the Egyptian film director Yousef Chahine, whose influence will continue far beyond their lifetimes to touch as yet unborn generations.

One name that appeared repeatedly in our poll was that of Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed, who as well as being a successful businessman (his total net wealth was reported as standing at more than $17 bn at the end of December last year), is also a generous philanthropist who supports many charities and centres of learning in the Arab world and beyond, which aim to help different peoples and religious communities develop a greater awareness and understanding of each other.

On learning of the results of our poll HRH kindly agreed to a personal interview with The Middle East editor, Pat Lancaster, who later commented: "Prince Alwaleed seems to encompass what both Arabs and non-Arabs across the world aspire to. He is personable, successful, dynamic, wealthy, modern and forward-looking in both word and deed; yet for all that, I can honestly say I have rarely interviewed such a straight talking, down-to-earth person."

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai

At the age of 25, his passion for sport, poetry and horsemanship has made him a role model for young Emiratis, who know him as Fazza, the name he first published his poems under. In 2006, he won a gold medal at the Asian Olympic Games for endurance riding. He is Head of the Dubai Sports Council, President of the Dubai Autism Centre and supports emerging young Arab entrepreneurs.

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Lubna Olayan (Saudi Arabia)

The Chief Executive Officer of the Olayan Financing Company (OFC). In addition to her many achievements in business, she has acted as a spokesperson for women's rights in the Middle East. In 2006, Ms Olayan joined the board of Al Fanar, a non-governmental, nonprofit venture that supports grass roots organisations in the region that promote social change. She was the first woman to speak at a "mixed" conference--the Jeddah Economic Conference in 2004.

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Fadi Ghandour (Jordan)

Born in 1959, Ghandour is the founder and CEO of ARAMEX, the world's fifth-largest courier company. He is also a founding partner of Maktoob. com, the largest Arab online community. A member of the board of Abraaj Capital, he has served on the advisory board of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. He is involved in the socioeconomic development of underdeveloped communities.

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Shafik Gahr (Egypt)

Chairman of the Executive Board of Egypt's International Economic Forum (EIEF) and Managing Director of the Artoc Group for Investment and Development. Gabr founded the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt in 1982, serving as its President from 1995 till 1997 and in 1993 he was elected "Global Leader of Tomorrow" by the WEF. He is the current Chairman of the Arab Business Council and heavily involved in promoting its Arab business agenda across the world.

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Dr Nasser Al Saidi (UAE)

He is the Chief Economist and CEO of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Previously Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in Lebanon (1998-2000) and First Vice-Governor of the Central Bank of Lebanon, Al Saidi is a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy. His distinguished career as an economist includes serving as adviser and director for various government organisations and financial institutions worldwide.

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Mohammed Alabbar (UAE)

Chairman of Emaar Properties, one of the world's largest real estate companies and a key player in the development of Dubai's real estate sector, Alabbar also serves as the Director General of Dubai's Department of Economic Development. He is a senior aide to Dubai's Ruler and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. A regular participant at international forums, he also hosted the first Arabic version of The Apprentice.

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Zahi Hawass (Egypt)

Born near Damietta, Egypt in 1947, Hawass studied Greek and Roman archaeology at Alexandria University to become recognised as an antiquities expert. He is Secretary General to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, the body responsible for caretaking the country's prestigious monuments. He is UN goodwill ambassador to Japan and a commander and officer of the French and Italian government. In 2006, he won an Emmy for his TV documentary work.

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Dr Mohammed El Baradei (Egypt)

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an intergovernmental organisation that is part of the United Nations system. In October 2005, Dr El Baradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He began his career in the Egyptian diplomatic service, going on to join the UN. He has made a considerable impact as a writer and lectures on international law, arms control and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

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Issad Rebrab (Algeria)

Born in May 1944, Issad Rebrab is a self-made man who began his career as a teacher of business and accounting. Today he runs Algeria's biggest conglomerate. He is involved in steel, automobile importing, agricultural foodstuffs and an oil refinery (Cevital). In 1998, he started creating an industrial and energy complex, Cap 2015, together with a small town of 250,000 inhabitants with the ambition of generating l00,000 direct jobs and another million indirect jobs.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (UAE)

The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed is a true entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has overseen the development of Dubai through probably the fastest expansion of any city on the face of the globe. In 2007, he set up the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, an educational foundation that aims to develop knowledge and skills while also nurturing culture and heritage. In September 2008, he launched a new initiative under the name Noor Dubai, to help the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the prevention of blindness. He is a major figure in thoroughbred horse racing.

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Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem (Dubai)

As the Chairman of Dubai World, a powerful economic engine to continue expanding Dubai's growth abroad, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem is recognised as one of the city's leading businessmen. His leadership has also spearheaded a number of groundbreaking developments and offerings, including the Dubai Ports World decision to buy the UK's P&O Group for $6.8 bn in 2006, making it the largest acquisition in the industry's history.

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Fahd Hariri (Lebanon)

Fahd Hariri is the youngest son of Rafiq Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon who was assassinated in 2005. This 27-year-old billionaire is the head of several pan-Arab conglomerates and owns a stake in family businesses including construction, banking and media holdings. He also runs a design studio for furnishings and other wares. He is a board member of Beirut's Future Television Network, a terrestrial and satellite television network.

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Miloud Chaabi (Morocco)

He is the founder of Ynna Holding and the owner of the Riad Mogador hotel chain and group of supermarkets "Aswak Assalam", and known for his strong stance against alcohol which is banned from both his hotel chain and supermarkets, Chaabi was affiliated with the Party of Progress and Socialism through which he was elected MP for the city of Essaouira. He is also known for his philanthropic work, heading up one of the largest charity organisations in Morocco.

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Rami AI Ali (Syria)

Born in 1972, this enterprising young Syrian fashion designer has been tipped as the fashion world's "one to watch". He received his degree in visual communications from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Damascus University in 1995, and in 1997 settled in Dubai, where he worked with some of the city's most prominent fashion houses. In 2001, he established his own haute couture fashion house in Dubai. Rami Al Ali's designs find favour with both Arab and European clients, including royalty.

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Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan (UAE)

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Chancellor of the UAE University, the Higher Colleges of Technology, and President of Zayed University, amongst other high ranking academic positions, Sheikh Nahayan is also Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Group, Union National Bank, and United Bank Ltd and both the founder and Chairman of Bank Alfalah Limited. He is also head of WARID Telecom International.

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Saad Al Barrak (Kuwait)

Dr Al Barrak is recognised for expanding Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications network into the Middle East with the acquisition of Celtel in Africa, and the rebranding of the entire company as Zain. He is known as an "inspirational" CEO. Zain has received worldwide recognition for the introduction of the world's first borderless mobile service, "One Network", which abolished high roaming charges for its customers in 16 countries.

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Hanan Al Shaykh (Lebanon)

Born in Beirut in 1945, this author rose from humble beginnings to become one of the Arab world's best-loved writers. By the age of 16, she had already published essays in the newspaper al-Nahar, before going on to study at the American College for Girls in Cairo. Her book Women of Sand and Myrrh was chosen as one of the 50 Best Books of 1992 by Publishers Weekly (USA). Her novels, all written in Arabic, have been translated into nine other languages.

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Wadah Khanfar (Palestine)

The head of Al Jazeera was born in Jenin in 1969. Khanfar studied engineering at the University of Jordan and went on to complete postgraduate studies in philosophy, African studies, and international politics. He learned his trade from the ground up, working as a journalist in various war zones including Iraq, and Afghanistan. He became Managing Director of the Al Jazeera Channel in 2003, and Director General of the Al Jazeera Network in 2006.

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Adnan Ahmed Yousif (Bahrain)

The CEO of Albaraka Banking Group (ABG), he is one of the premier names in the Arab world in terms of Islamic banking. He had a distinguished career with the Arab Banking Corporation, culminating in his appointment to the board of that bank. He is also the Chairman of Albaraka Turk Participation Bank, Banque Albaraka d'Algerie, Albaraka Bank Ltd South Africa, Albaraka Lebanon and the European Islamic Investment Bank.

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Abdallah S. Jum'ah (Saudi Arabia)

The past President of Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company until the end of 2008, having succeeded the current Minister of Oil and Petroleum, Ali Al Naimi in 1995. A graduate of AUB who completed the Programme for Management Development at Harvard University in 1976, Jum'ah joined Saudi Aramco in 1968 and was appointed President in November 1995. He remains an influential member of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors.

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Amr Diab (Egypt)

A popular singer and composer of jeel music, he is the "contemporary face of Egyptian al-jeel pop music", according to World Music, and the most popular singer in the Middle East. Awarded "The World Music Award" in 1998, 2002 and 2007, Diab is sometimes referred to as "the father of Mediterranean music", following the creation of his own unique style. The style of Mediterranean music he has popularised is a blend of western and Arabic rhythms.

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Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Saudi Arabia)

Born in Saudi Arabia in 1949, Prince Bandar, an accomplished pilot, graduated from the British Royal Air Force College to take up a commission in the Royal Saudi Air Force (RASF) where he commanded fighter squadrons. Following his tenure as a popular Ambassador to the United States of America (1983-2005), Prince Bandar was appointed Secretary-General of the National Security Council in 2005.

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Omar K. Alghanim (Kuwait)

Outside his operating responsibilities at Alghanim Industries, he represents his family's majority share in Gulf Bank. He is a founding shareholder of Perella Weinberg Partners and Chairman of Injaz Kuwait. He began his career in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley, London, where he specialised in advisory services involving merger and acquisition transactions and corporate finance restructuring.

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Sultan Ali Al Jaber (UAE)

He is CEO of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, which is mandated by the government to undertake and drive the Masdar Initiative--Abu Dhabi's vision of and investment in the future of energy and environmental sustainability. Recently appointed as a board member of the Young Arab Leaders Organisation, he has held positions at companies including ADNOC/GASCO, and served as MD for the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce in Los Angeles.

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Zaha Hadid (Iraq)

This Iraqi-born architect received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before studying architecture in London. Known as an artist who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design, her work experiments with spatial quality, extending and intensifying space, light and landscape. She received international acclaim in 2004 when she won the Ptritzker Architecture Prize. More recently, she designed one of the London 2012 Olympic stadiums and new projects include a major bridge in Abu Dhabi. Her paintings, drawings and methods continue to be the subject of interest and intense debate the world over.

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Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned (Qatar)

Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned has been actively engaged in education and social reforms in Qatar for many years, playing a major role in spearheading national and international development projects. She serves as the Chair of Qatar's Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and as President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs. In 2005, she was selected as a member of the high level group of the UN Alliance of Civilisations. In 2007, she was awarded the Chatham House Award in recognition of her commitment to progressive education and community welfare and advocacy of closer relations between Islamic countries and the West.

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Naguib O. Sawiris (Egypt)

He is Chairman and CEO of Orascom Telecom, one of Egypt's largest and most diversified conglomerates, and Chairman of the Board of Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA and Mobinil. He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the New York Stock Exchange Board of Directors and holds membership of both the Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors of the Arab Thought Foundation and the Cancer Society of Egypt.

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Ibrahim Helal (Egypt)

He has more than 18 years of experience in international journalism and joined Al Jazeera English from the BBC, where he was Project Director for the Middle East, responsible for the training and development of Arab media organisations. Working for the BBC Arabic Service in London, he participated in the launch of its Arabic website and was chosen by the WEF to be one of the Cloo council for dialogue between civilisations, and as one of the Young Global Leaders.

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Ali bin Ibrahim Al Naimi (Saudi Arabia)

Al Naimi has held the position of Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources since 1995. After completing his Masters degree in geology at Stanford University, he joined Saudi Aramco and began climbing the managerial ladder until he became President, the first Saudi to do so. His experience of the oil industry is highly regarded and he is always a popular participant at industry meetings, much valued for his wit and wisdom.

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Mohammad Dahmash (Dubai)

Mohammad Dahmash is a partner and leader of Ernst & Young's Real Estate Transaction and Advisory Services Group in the Middle East. Based in Dubai, he pioneered the firm's influential benchmark survey covering the Middle East's hotel sector. With his expertise Ernst & Young has won several prestigious awards for its real estate and other services in the Middle East, including citations from Euromoney and Banker Middle East.

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Saif Al Islam Muammar Al Gaddafi (Libya)

The son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and head of the Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations. The Foundation has played a significant and beneficial role overseas, especially in conducting negotiations and ransom payments for the release of hostages. Self Al Islam (Sword of Islam) is head of various organisations including Libya's National Consultancy and also chairs the National Anti-Drug Association of Libya.

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Prince Turki Al Faisal (Saudi Arabia)

Born in 1945, he served as the Ambassador to the UK (2003-2005) and the US (2005-2007). From 1977 to 2001, the Prince was the Director General of the General Intelligence Directorate. He is one of the founders of the King Faisal Foundation and the Chairman of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh. He is also co-chair of the C100 Group, which has been affiliated with the WEF since 2003.

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Muna AbuSulayman (Saudi Arabia)

A leading media personality in the Middle East and founding co-host of one of MBC TV's most popular social programmes, she has become a celebrity, a regular contributor to the WEF and is often asked to contribute to issues relating to Arab society, media, and understanding between the East and the West. In 2005, she became the first woman in Saudi Arabia to be appointed by the UN Development Programme as Goodwill Ambassador.

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Ibrahim Dabdoub (Kuwait)

He has been at the helm of the National Bank of Kuwait as CEO since 1983. Dabdoub first joined NBK in 1961 where his career progressed from Head of Credit to Deputy Chief Executive Officer in 1969, to CEO in 1983 and to Group CEO in 2008. Before embarking on his banking career Dabdoub studied in Bethlehem, Turkey, and at Stanford University, California. In December 1997 he was elected the "Arab Banker of the Year" by the Union of Arab Banks.

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HH Princess Lalla Salma (Morocco)

Born Salma Bennani in 1978, she is the first wife of any Moroccan ruler to have been publicly acknowledged and given a royal title. Princess Lalla holds a degree in computer science. After graduation, she worked in Casablanca as an information services engineer at the ONA Group, the country's largest private holding company. She has been involved with the Fez Sacred Music Festival and is a keen supporter of local cancer associations.

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Asma Assad (Syria)

As the first lady, she initiated and supported programmes designed to foster economic development and improve the quality of life for Syrian people. In July 2001, she established Syria's first rural development NGO, known as the Fund for Integrated Rural Development. She has highlighted the key role of women in the development process and facilitated their participation. She is an active sponsor of events that promote the culture and history of Syria.

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Nawal El Saadawi (Egypt)

Born in 1931, this grande dame of Arab literature and progressive thinking is a novelist, a playwright, a medical doctor, a psychiatrist, a nonfiction writer and lifelong political activist. Her novels and books on the situation of women and society are written in Arabic and translated into as many as 30 languages. A long outspoken critic of the Egyptian government, in 2004 she presented herself as a candidate for the presidential elections.

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Sheikh Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (Bahrain)

Prior to assuming the duties of Crown Prince, Sheikh Salman was Vice Chairman of the Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research from 1992 to 1995, Under-Secretary of Defence from 1995 to 1999, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BCSR from 1995 to 1999. He is also Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and has spearheaded a major national initiative to bring "Formula One" racing to Bahrain and the Middle East.

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Dr Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser (Saudi Arabia)

Vice Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Dr Muhammad Al Jasser is Chairman of the Board of a variety of organisations, including the Arab Investment Company. His opinions are much valued by the IMF; he was a member of the Negotiation Team on the accession of Saudi Arabia to the WTO. He has been honoured with the King Abdulaziz Medal of the First Order for his services to the Kingdom.

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Mohammed El Erian (Egypt)

CEO of PIMCO, he served on the faculty of Harvard Business School, and has published widely on economic and finance topics. His book When Markets Collide was an international bestseller and won the Financial Times/ Goldman Sachs 2008 Business Book of the Year. He has served on the US Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the International Centre for Research on Women's leadership council, and the IMF's Committee of Eminent Persons.

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Sheikha Hanadi bint Nasser bin Khalid Al Thani (Qatar)

She was named "Woman CEO of the Year" in 2006 for her significant contribution in developing Qatar's economic and social presence in the Arab world. She is founder and Chairperson of Amwal and CEO of Al Wa'ab City. Sheikha Hanadi was recently voted among the top 20 global banking and finance women role models. Leveraging her experience, she has conducted research and published several papers on macroeconomic issues in the GCC. Sheikha Hanadi is actively involved in community initiatives and serves as a trustee on the board of the Arab Women's International Forum as well as the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University.

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Queen Rania (Jordan)

Born in August 1970 in Kuwait to Palestinian parents from Tulkarm, she earned a degree in Business Administration from AUC. She has campaigned for rights for women and children throughout the world. Queen Rania set up the Madrasati initiative, aimed at renovating Jordan's most dilapidated public schools and is a keen supporter of micro-finance initiatives. In March 2008, she launched her own channel on the video-sharing website YouTube. Her informal style has made her a firm favourite internationally. She is a strong role model in Jordan and the Arab world, blending being a wife and mother with a successful working life, and is an example of the "new" Arab woman to those outside the region.

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Bechir Ben Yahmed (Tunisia)

Born in 1928, he launched L'action in 1955 and in April 1956 joined the cabinet of Habib Bouguiba before resigning from government office in 1957. Ben Yahmed founded the authoritative weekly magazine Jeune Afrique in 1961. Emigrating from his homeland first to Rome and then to Paris in 1964, he is the head of a publishing empire. He launched La revue pour l'intelligence du monde in 2006.

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Nabil Al Busaidi (Oman)

Known to his friends as "Nabs", this intrepid 39-year-old Omani explorer is the first GCC Arab to attempt to walk to the North Pole, where he intends to plant the Omani flag. He embarked upon his historic venture in April and is expecting to reach his destination sometime this month. A former rifleman in the British Army, his nickname, Sultan of Snow, comes from his involvement with snow-related sports; he has competed in several championships around the world.

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Abdullah Salem El Badri (Libya)

He is the current Secretary General of OPEC. His previous roles in Libya include: Minister of Petroleum; Minister of Energy and Electricity; and Deputy Prime Minister for Services. El Badri has also served as Chairman of the Waha Oil Company and the Libyan National Oil Company. He has played a vital role in attempting to get Libyan oil production back on an even keel, after years of sanctions and neglect resulted in production losses.

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Sherif El Diwany (Egypt)

He is the Director of the Middle East World Economic Forum (WEF) and formerly a Senior Adviser to the World Bank, the UN, the European Union and several international and Arab corporations. In 1985, Egyptian-born El Diwany founded a public policy and management consultancy firm, Public Interest Incorporated, that concentrated its focus on Middle Eastern countries. He has been the Director of WEF's Arab Business Council since 2005.

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Adel Ali (UAE)

Founder of Air Arabia, Adel Ali is credited with making travel accessible to everyone. He launched the Middle East and North Africa's first low-fares airline, which began operations in October 2003. Ali previously served as Vice President of Commercial and Customer Services for Gulf Air and also held senior management positions with British Airways. Ali has received- several awards for his contribution to the aviation industry.

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Othman Benjelloun (Morocco)

The Chairman and CEO of BMCE Bank has successfully pioneered the total transformation of BMCE Bank, since its privatisation in 1995, from a public bank to a true universal private banking group. He was appointed an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London and has been the Chairman of Morocco's Bankers' Association since 1995. Benjelloun was elected to the Presidency of the Maghreb Bankers' Association. He is an ardent supporter of the South-South cooperation.

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Mohammed Alshaya (Kuwait)

As Chairman of the retail division of the Alshaya Group, he is one of the most successful retailers in the Middle East. The Alshaya Group has diverse holdings including real estate, construction, hotels, multiple retailing, IT and advertising. Alshaya was appointed CEO of the retail division in 1990 and oversees its franchising operations throughout Europe. He is understood to be planning a major expansion of his business interests over the next 12 months.
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