Arabian Business Power 500 2013
Farouk Al Zanki
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Farouk Al Zanki

Industry: Energy

Company: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Designation: CEO

Country: Kuwait

Farouk Al Zanki took on the CEO role at Kuwait’s national oil company from Saad Al Shuweib in October 2011, immediately becoming the government’s point man for the country’s biggest industry.

Kuwait has the fifth-largest oil reserves in the world, with petroleum products accounting for 95 percent of export revenues. As head of KPC Al Zanki oversees an empire that includes Kuwait Oil Company, and Kuwait Petroleum International. Al Zanki also serves as the chairman and managing director of the Kuwait Oil Company.