40 and Under: the Most Influential Young Arabs in the Middle East
Mon 27 Nov 2017 06:07 AM
Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Industry: Business and finance

Company: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)

Designation: CEO

Country: United Arab Emirates

Age: 38

Country of residence: United Arab Emirates

A commitment to the future of Sharjah is what drives Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal. As CEO of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) since 2009, he has been working hard to contribute to the transformation of the emirate into an investment, tourism and business destination, as well as developing the emirate’s arts and culture scene through Maraya Art Centre.

Al Sarkal has been fundamentally instrumental in this development operation, as it requires understanding of the local market and in-depth insight into the functioning of economies and international legalities and legislation. Despite numerous high-profile commitments, his main mission remains: to ensure Sharjah is firmly placed on the world’s map.