Most Powerful Expats in the region by nationality (India)

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7. (19) Mukesh Jagtiani

Chairman, Landmark Group

Billionaire ‘Micky’ is head of the Landmark Group conglomerate, and one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East retail industry. Launched in 1973, it operates 900 stores in fifteen countries and has a turnover of around $3.2bn a year.(ITP Images)
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9. (New entry)Tony Jashanmal

Executive Director, Jashanmal Group

With roots dating back to 1919, ‘Jashanmal’ is a household name across the Middle East. The group began trading in Basra, Iraq, with a single store. Today, executive director Tony Jashanmal leads a UAE-based corporation with multi-channel activities across the GCC and India.
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11. (New entry) Yuvraj Narayan

Chief Financial Officer, DP World

The jewel in the Dubai World crown, DP World has performed well amidst a perfect storm of global recession and the collapse of the worldwide shipping industry. That performance has been due in no small part to CFO Yuvraj Narayan, who has more than 23 years’ experience in the ports and international banking sectors. 9ITP Images)
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13. (New entry) Yusuff Ali MA

Managing Director, EMKE Group

Best known for its Lulu supermarkets in the UAE, EMKE claims to cater to 32 percent of the total retail market in the GCC and Ali oversees its turnover of $3.1bn and its over 23,000 employees.(ITP Images)
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17. (New entry)Dr Tidu Maini

Executive Chairman, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP)

Indian-born Dr Maini has 30 years of experience in the management of technology companies in the defence, electronics, energy and ICT sectors and before moving to Qatar he in 2007 he was pro-rector of the Imperial College London.
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19. (36) Sunny Varkey

Chairman, GEMS

The epitome of a self-made man, Varkey’s education group, GEMS, has morphed from a single Indian primary school to the biggest provider of K12 education in the world. His company today teaches 100,000 students in 100 schools across 11 countries. (ITP Images)
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20. (New entry) P Mohamed Ali

Vice chairman, Galfar

As the founder of Galfar Engineering and Contracting Co, Dr P Mohamed Ali has earned his stripes as one of the Gulf’s leading entrepreneurs. From its start in 1972, the firm has grown into the single largest private sector employer in Oman, with an annual turnover of more than $1bn and more than 27,000 staff.(Image from
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29 (New entry) Dr BR Shetty

Managing Director & CEO, NMC Group

In 2003, BR Shetty's NMC Group became the largest hospital chain in the UAE following the acquisition of the National Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Today, it has hospitals and clinics across the emirates and treats more than one million patients a year.(ITP Images)
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40. (25) Sunil John

Founder of PR firm Asda’a Burson-Marsteller, Sunil John has managed the profiles of some of the Gulf’s biggest corporate names. His current client list boasts prominent local and international institutions including Emaar, where he handles the personal PR of chairman Mohammed Alabbar, Etisalat, MH Alshaya Co and the World Economic Forum. (Images supplied)
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