Name any blue chip in the world, and the chances are that Ahmad Al Sayed
either has, or is thinking about, a stake in it.
As head of Qatar Holding, a subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority,
Al Sayed is the man whose nod means everything. Among the investments that
Qatar Holding has been involved with during 2012 are: a 20 percent investment
in Ferrovial, a one percent stake in luxury goods behemoth LVMH and an
undisclosed chunk of Credit Suisse. The firm also played a key role in the
biggest merger of last year, between Glencore and Xstrata. Expect Al Sayed to
be just as busy this year.