18 (5) Rick Pudner CEO, Emirates NBD The British head of the biggest banking group in the Middle East in terms of assets has had a tough year. The Dubai-based lender posted a 53 percent decline in second-quarter profit and it is one of the seven largest lenders to the debt-troubled Dubai World.(ITP Images)
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