REVEALED: The UAE's top 50 business leaders

Arabian Business counts down the UAE's top 50 visionary company bosses

Rick Pudner, CEO, Emirates NBD.

Rick Pudner, CEO, Emirates NBD.

Etisalat chairman Mohammed Omran is the UAE's top business leader, according to new research compiled by Arabian Business.

Omran, who heads up the UAE's largest telecommunications provider, beat port operator DP World's Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem to the number one spot.

Click here to see our countdown of the UAE's top 50 business leaders.

Other prominent bosses included in the list were National Bank of Abu Dhabi CEO Michael Tomalin, who despite recently announcing his retirement came in at number three in the rankings.

Mohammed Alabbar, chairman of Dubai real estate developer Emaar, placed number five in the countdown while top brass from household names like Emirates NBD, Mashreq and Drake & Scull also featured.

Click here to see our countdown of the UAE's top 50 business leaders.

* For the purposes of the research, Arabian Business judged importance in terms of business leadership based on the company's current market capitalisation.

 Only publicly listed firms with their main headquarters in the UAE were included in the rankings.

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