Arabian Business has revamped its Arab Power List. We’re introducing the Most Influential Arabs 2022 to celebrate and recognise the public sector figures, CEOs, founders and presidents, educationalists and financiers, healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a difference in the world.
Influence’, the dictionary tells us, is defined as “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself”.
In recent years, Arabian Business has published our Arab Power List, which this year felt like it needed a reboot, an update for the more nuanced world we find ourselves in, especially post-Covid.
So, this year, we unveil our Most Influential Arabs 2022 edition, which showcases just some of the individuals across the Arab world who are making a difference in the world.
This year too, we’ve endeavoured to return to our roots, our DNA, with more business figures than ever, and perhaps fewer celebrities featured – those that make the list are successful entrepreneurs and brands in their own right.
Among the featured Arabs was Hussain Sajwani, Founder of DAMAC Properties.
Of course, it’s important to state, that this isn’t an exhaustive list, no edition could capture in one snapshot the entirety of inspirational and influential Arabs working hard to make their mark. For every individual featured there are countless others who could, and perhaps should, have been featured.
Instead, this is a curated look at individuals who are influencing, either overtly or subtly, the region. There are public sector figures, there are CEOs, founders and presidents, educationalists and financiers, healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs. Some names will be familiar, others will be new, but we hope you find this snapshot informative and inspiring.