Most Powerful Expats in the region by nationality (UK)
10. (9) Tim Clark President, Emirates Airline As president of Emirates Airline, Tim Clark reports directly to Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. With the Dubai giant posting its 22nd year of profit this year, as well as submitting multi-billion-dollar orders for yet more widebody jets, that job might well be easier than it sounds. (Getty Images)
The small kingdom is among the most economically vulnerable of the GCC states, with high debt levels, low reserves and slow GDP growth. But it has identified jewels in its accelerating non-oil economy that will help it forge a new path for the future.