Arabian Business has released its 2009 Power 100 list of the World’s Most Influential Arabs. Six people from Kuwait had made it this years list
And the most powerful from Kuwait are….
No.11 – Dr Fawzieh Al Dorai
The Middle East’s answer to Oprah Winfrey, but with better qualifications, Dr Al Dorai is the face of one of the region’s most popular talk shows. A psychologist with a background in sex education, Dr Al Dorai fronts the Kuwaiti television show ‘Seerat El Hob’ (The Love Story), a prime-time phone-in show that tackles real-life relationship issues.
No.30- Marwan Boodai
Ranked among Kuwait’s most influential business leaders, Marwan Boodai’s stock has continued to grow. Leaping 21 places in this year’s list, the chairman and CEO of Jazeera Airways — the Middle East’s first private sector airline — wields a growing influence on the region’s aviation sector.
No.57 – Abdulsalam Al Bahar
The recent launch of a premium-class airline may have raised eyebrows among aviation analysts. But Abdulsalam Al Bahar believes Wataniya Airways, a Kuwaiti carrier, can soar during the global industry downturn.
No.19 – Nasser Al Kharafi
As a few other wealthy Gulf Arabs will attest, there’s nothing like a football takeover rumour to make a businessman a household name. This year, it has been the turn of Nasser Al Kharafi.
No.24 – Saad Al Barrak
Moving 26 places up the list this year is Saad Al Barrak, the brains behind the transformation of Kuwait’s local telecoms brand MTC into the dynamic global firm now known as Zain.
No.40 – Mohammed Al Shaya
If ubiquity is anything to go by, Mohammed Alshaya is the undisputed king of Gulf retail.
See the whole list here