100 Most Powerful Arabs 2018
Wed 27 Jun 2018 09:18 AM
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.