40 and Under: the Region's Most Influential Young Business Leaders
Tue 30 Oct 2018 06:25 AM
Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal

Industry: Tourism

Company: Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)

Designation: Executive chairman

Country: UAE

Age: 39

Creating a business friendly environment in Sharjah by identifying new investment opportunities across different sectors, developing breath-taking destinations and managing some of the emirate’s most recognisable landmarks, are the missions that drives Marwan Al Sarkal.

As executive chairman of Shurooq, he has been working to transform the emirate into an investment, tourism and business destination, as well as develop its arts and culture scene through Maraya Art Centre. Al Sarkal has been 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.

He also actively promotes Sharjah as an industrial centre, cultural capital and education hotspot.