20. (New entry) P Mohamed Ali Founder, Galfar Engineering As the founder of Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, Dr P Mohamed Ali has earned his stripes as one of the Gulf’s leading entrepreneurs. From its start in 1972, the firm has grown into the single largest private sector employer in Oman, with an annual turnover of more than $1bn and more than 27,000 staff.(Image from http://www.pmali.com)
From underwater mining to luxury yachts, Mohammed Al Barwani has interests in a staggering range of industries. The chairman of MB Holding explains how he built the firm from scratch to become a billion-dollar player.