Company: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
Farouk Al Zanki took on the CEO role at Kuwait’s national oil company from Saad Al Shuweib in October 2011, immediately becoming the government’s point man for the country’s biggest industry.
Kuwait has the fifth-largest oil reserves in the world, with petroleum products accounting for 95 percent of export revenues. As head of KPC Al Zanki oversees an empire that includes Kuwait Oil Company, and Kuwait Petroleum International. Al Zanki also serves as the chairman and managing director of the Kuwait Oil Company.