List of Arab Influencers on Linkedin Pulse

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1. Mohamed El-Erian (Egyptian -American – French)

He is CEO and co-Chief Investment Officer of the global investment company PIMCO, with approximately $2 trillion in assets under management. He previously worked at the International Monetary Fund and the Harvard Management Company, the entity that manages Harvard University’s endowment. He was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. His book When Markets Collide was the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Book of the Year and was named a best book of 2008 by The Economist.

2. HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (UAE )

is the Deputy Ruler of Dubai. He serves as the President and Chairman of Dubai International Financial Centre. He is the founder at Dubai International Capital. He serves as the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai. H. H. Al Maktoum serves as the Chairman of Investment Corporation of Dubai and is a Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister.

3. Fadi Ghandour (Jordan)

He is the Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex. He is currently Executive Chairman of Wamda Ventures, a new Venture Capital fund focusing on technology investments in the Arab World, and Managing Partner of MENA Venture Investments. He is Member of the Board of Abraaj Capital, Member of the Board of Endeavor Global, Member of the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and Member of the Board of Trustees at the American University of Beirut (AUB). He is also Founding Investor in sold to yahoo in 2009.

4. Saeed Al Muntafiq (UAE)

He is the Principal at Arabian Gulf Fund. H.E. Al Muntafiq is actively involved in all aspects of the investment process. He serves as a Member of Senior Executive Board at Dubai Holding LLC. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Media City (DMC) since May 2000. He served as Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Ideas Oasis since August 2001.

5. Dr. Saeed Al Barwani (UAE)

He is a pragmatic and strategic thinker، Director at Fleur de Lys Holding and E Business Manager & General Manager Manpower Training & Development at Al Futtaim Group.

6. Mohammed Al Gergawi (UAE)

He is the Minister of Cabinet Affairs in the Federal Government of the United Arab Emirates. He leads the development of the UAE Federal Government Strategy and oversees its overall delivery and performance. He is the chairman of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Executive Office and Foundation, Chairman of the Arab Strategy Forum and Chairman of the Al Ahli Sports Club. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding LLC.

7. Noura Al Kaabi (UAE)

She is the Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs of the United Arab Emirates and Chairwoman of the Media Zone Authority-Abu Dhabi and twofour54. She is a member of the Advisory Board for Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

8. Dr. Hessa Al-Jaber (Qatar)

She is the first-ever Minister of Information and Communications Technology in Qatar following the formation of the nation’s new Cabinet by H.H. the Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in 2013.  She has been instrumental in the liberalisation of Qatar’s telecommunication market and has helped spearhead the modernisation of Qatar’s government through information technology. She also serves as a commissioner on the WHO/ITU Commission on Information & Accountability for Women & Children’s Health.

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