For centuries, the Arab world has been home to many influential individuals who have left their mark on the global stage. From politics to business, arts to sports, Arab personalities have made significant contributions to society and have earned recognition for their achievements.
Arabian Business has sought to highlight the achievements of such influential Arabs through our annual 100 Most Influential Arabs list. The list features individuals who have made a significant impact in their respective fields and have influenced the Arab world in a positive way.
While by no means exhaustive, no edition could capture in one snapshot the entirety of inspirational and influential Arabs working hard to make their mark, the list is instead 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.
This list is a celebration of Arab excellence and a testament to the region’s potential, and we hope you enjoy reading it as much as we did putting it together.