Most Powerful Expats in the region by nationality (USA)
5. (New entry) David Kultgen Only the second general counsel in Saudi Aramco’s history, US-born David Kultgen commands considerable respect in the company’s Dhahran and Riyadh corridors of power. He took over as general counsel and corporate secretary of the world’s biggest oil company in January this year.
Vicious competition and a saturated marketplace have made life tough for Saudi Arabia’s third mobile operator, Zain KSA. But the appointment last year of one of the kingdom’s top telecoms figures, Sheikh Farhan Al Faisal Al Jarbaa, has helped the firm turn its fortunes around.