World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Nasser Al Khelaifi

Company: Paris St Germain (PSG)

Designation: President

Country: France (Qatar)

If you are French and a football fan, chances are you are hanging on every word and every move this man makes. Former general manager of Al Jazeera Sports, Nasser Al Khelaifi led the buyout of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2011 before taking over as president of the French side. Qatar Sports Investment acquired the remaining 30 percent in the club in a transaction that valued the entire club at €100m ($131m). Qatar has since spent an estimated $483m in transfers. This year, if PSG doesn’t win the Champions League, Al Khelaifi  is likely to view that as a failure.

Sports franchise

Nasser Al Khelaifi led the buyout of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2011 before taking over as president of the club.