Emirates and Etihad CEOs on expat power list
Emirates president Tim Clark and Etihad CEO James Hogan have been listed in this year’s Expat Power 50 by Arabian Business magazine.
Both airline executives made the top 10, with James Hogan ranked at number 8 and Tim Clark at number 10.
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffith was also included at number 16, while the top spot went to Anthony Armstrong, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at Qatar Holding.
The list is an annual compilation of the most influential expatriates living and working in the Gulf today – or, as stated by Arabian Business, the people that are “making the biggest difference to the region they now call home - business leaders who have come to the Gulf and are playing a huge role in helping shape its future”.
The list is confined to people both living and working within the six GCC countries, and who do not qualify for our annual Arab Power List.
“Looking at the new rankings nobody will be surprised to see fewer Westerners on this year’s list than made it in 2009. Nor can it be a shock that Dubai has less power players than it did twelve months ago – Dubai World’s $26bn debt default has set the emirate on the back foot and that is reflected in the diminished influence of some of its business leaders,” stated the magazine.
Expat Power 50 – A LOOK AT THE TOP 10
1. Mr. Anthony Armstrong
2. Mr. Aidan Birkett
3. Mr. Jean Paul Villain
4. Mr. Professor Choon Fong Shih
5. Mr. David Kultgen
6. Mr. Edward Borgerding
7. Mr. Mukesh Jagtiani
8. Mr. James Hogan
9. Mr. Tony Jashanmal
10. Mr. Tim Clark