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KUWAIT CITY, May 3: According to the Gulf Business seven most powerful Kuwaitis in the world of the economy are on the list this year for shaping growth in the region, including seasoned business leaders, in addition to prominent figures in industry, sports, entertainment and culture from all over the world — across the region and beyond, reports Al-Anba daily.
The seven most powerful personalities include the CEO of the Kuwait Stock Exchange Company, Muhammad Al-Osaimi who topped the list; CEO of Al-Shaya Group, Muhammad Al-Shaya; Vice-Chairman and CEO of Zain Group, Badr Nasser Al-Kharafi and the CEO of Al-Ghanim Industries, Qutayba Al-Ghanim.
This is in addition to Wadha Al-Khatib, the CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company; Tariq Sultan, CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Agility and Sheikha Al-Bahr, Deputy CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait Group.make the list of the 100 most powerful Arab personalities for the year ’23.
Muhammad Al-Osaimi, CEO of Boursa Kuwait, Muhammad Al-Osaimi, topped the list of the most powerful Kuwaiti personalities for the year 2023, as he came in 25th place in the “Gulf Business” list of the 100 most powerful Arab personalities; Muhammad Al-Shaya is in second place in Kuwait and 42nd on the list; in third place in Kuwait and 43rd on the list, is Vice Chairman and CEO of Zain Group Badr Nasser Al-Kharafi, in fourth place in Kuwait and 61st on the list is the CEO of Alghanim Industries Group, Kutayba Alghanim; in fifth place is a Kuwaiti and 66th on the list is Wadha Al-Khatib, CEO of the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Tariq Sultan is in sixth place in Kuwait and 72nd on the list. He is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Agility and in seventh place and 79th on the list, is Sheikha Al-Bahr, Deputy CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait Group.
Returning to the “Gulf Business” list of the 100 most powerful Arab personalities, the Arabs have reached new heights in 2022 from space exploration and entertainment maps, and continue to make ripples in the meeting room and beyond, and this year’s list includes 12 new participants who left their mark through exemplary contributions in various fields.
From building some of the world’s most ambitious infrastructure projects to hosting back-toback United Nations Climate Change Conferences (COPs) and a listing boom that saw IPOs in the Middle East oversubscribe over of $18 billion. The Gulf region remains relatively safe from the global economic slowdown, geopolitical tensions and fluctuations in financial markets, with real GDP growth expected to moderate for the region from 6.1% in 2022 to 3.4% in 2023, according to the International Monetary Fund. The region is expected to post its strongest economic growth in a decade, underlining the performance of sovereign wealth funds and accelerating investments in technology, sustainability