100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018

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Rafic Fakih

Rafic Fakih

Company:

McDonald’s UAE

Designation:

Managing director

Rafic Fakih has been responsible for the enormous growth of McDonald’s in the UAE since its first store opening in 1994.

Originally from Lebanon, his in-depth knowledge of the region and long-term commitment to the brand has made him an industry expert, and has enabled him to contribute to McDonald’s becoming a household name in the country. Today there are nearly 200 McDonald’s outlets in the UAE, each of which serve an average of 500,000 customers a year.