10 Lebanese People Among The 100 Most Influential People In UAE!

Lebanese people are famous for being successful all around the world! In every country where there is a Lebanese community, you can find Lebanese stars shining upon the country that they reside.

Every year, Arabian Business shares a list called Dubai 100: the most influential people in the emirate. Among these highly successful people are 10 Lebanese people!

#1 Elie Khouri

Rank: 11 Occupation: CEO of

Omnicom Media Group

(MENA). Achievement: “His foresight has contributed to his group leading from the front in terms of tech, data, content and anything in between, helping its clients to stay ahead of the curve in the process.”

#2 Osman Sultan

Rank: 13 Occupation: CEO of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company.

Achievement: “He has driven Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) to become a key player in the region, with around 8.3 million mobile customers and more than 555,000 fixed-line subscribers.”

#3 Joelle Mardinian

Rank: 18 Occupation: Founder of Maison de Joelle and Clinica Joelle, and a host of a makeover show called Joelle.

Achievement: “She was appointed regional creative director for Max Factor in 2010 and has been featured in four global TV commercials for the brand.”

#4 Farid Chedid

Rank: 25 Occupation: Founder, chairman, and CEO of Chedid Capital Holding in addition to Seib Insurance Company.

Achievement: “He has been named a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK, for his outstanding achievements.”

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#5 Pierre Choueiri

Rank: 26 Occupation: Chairman and CEO of Choueiri Group

Achievement: “Choueiri Group markets and manages advertising space for 28 satellite and one terrestrial television stations, 13 print titles, 14 radio stations, and over 40 web portals.”

#6 Alex Saber

Rank: 54 Occupation: Chairman of Publicis Media ME

Achievement: “He helped to grow its MENA business by more than 50 percent.”

#7 Rafic Fakih

Rank: 93 Occupation: Managing Director of McDonald’s in the UAE.

Achievement: “He has also driven McDonald’s UAE’s involvement in the community, overseeing various initiatives to promote an active lifestyle and humanitarian and environmental causes.”

#8 Bilal Ballout and Mohamad Khachab

Rank: 94 Occupation: CEO and COO of Baklawa Made Better.

Achievement: The business has offices in “Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the US and Russia, as well as opening up sales channels in over 30 countries.”

#9 Ziad Ghosn

Rank: 95 Occupation: Founder of Nomadic Capital Limited.                      

Achievement: “The business recently received the International Business Excellence Award for best innovation in food and beverage.”

#10 Randa El Assaad

Rank: 96 Occupation: CEO of Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects and Engineers.

Achievement: “The firm boasts an annual project capital value of nearly $3bn.”


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