The decision to compile a list of the most powerful Indians in the Gulf was made in May this year. Since that time, our editorial team has spent the last six months setting up a “Power” database – similar to that used for our Arab Power List – and looking out for Indians making a name for themselves on the regional stage.
We define power as influence. In simplest terms, it is how much impact the actions of one person can have on others – the more impact, the more influence.
We considered Indians from across the Gulf in all walks of life – business, media, entertainment, law, academia, arts, fashion, music – names from more than 20 different sectors were entered.
By July this year, our team of 13 began the first of a series of meetings to consider more than 500 names on the database.
By the end of September, we had narrowed this down to 100 names. The rankings from 11 – 100 were selected by the editorial team. For the top 10 names, we first agreed on who the top ten should be.
After this, the rankings were decided by a voting system – each member of the team ranked the 10 in order of personal preference. Position 1 = 10 points, Position 2 = 9 points – right down to Position 10 = 1 point.
The total number of points was then taken for each name in the top 10, with the individual with the highest points assigned top position, second highest points assigned second position – and so on.
Power List Researchers: Anil Bhoyrul, Joanne Bladd, Damian Reilly, Claire Ferris-Lay, Shane McGinley, Ed Attwood, Neeraj Gangal, Edward Liamzon, Gavin Davids, Anees Dayoub, Hassan Abdul Rahman, Samer Batter.business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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