Company: Qatar Investment Authority
Last year, Ahmed Al Sayed was promoted to the top role at the QIA, after a previous stint in charge of Qatar Holding. He now oversees roughly $115bn in assets, spread all over the world. Since the shift in power to Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad
Al Khalifa, the fund’s activities have stayed relatively quiet, but there’s no doubt that Al Sayed has the funds and the firepower to change all that if the right deal comes along.
The QIA, with Al Sayed at the helm, invests internationally and locally in strategic private and public equity as well as in other direct investments.