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Revealed: Most influential Qataris of 2015

The fourth edition of the Qatar Power List, Arabian Business Qatar’s annual guide to Doha’s 50 most influential movers and shakers.

Revealed: Most influential Qataris of 2015

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Qatar Power List, Arabian Business Qatar’s annual guide to Doha’s most influential movers and shakers.

Over the course of the past year, our team of researchers has been looking at the role that Qatari residents play in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. In looking at individuals for the list, we have a couple of set rules. The first is that we do not include members of the royal family. The second is that we do not include those in ministerial positions, with only one exception: Mohammed Saleh Al Sada. The Minister of Energy and Industry makes the list due to his role in chairing three of Qatar’s biggest companies — Industries Qatar, Qatar Petroleum and Qatargas — as well as his government brief. In this year’s list, there are ten  new entries, and three women made the cut, one down from four last year.

We initially began with a list of 300 names, which we whittled down over the course of the last six months to 50. In each case, we have looked at how much influence one person yields. In the case of business, this can be through the amount of revenue their company generates, or how many people they employ. But it also extends to their general effect on the economy, so those who are involved with entrepreneurship and education also rank highly.

The result, we believe, is a comprehensive guide to influence in Qatar.

Click here to read the complete list