Top 50 Indian Executives In The Arab World 2017

EXECUTIVES 2017 - Featured

Indians make up the largest chunk of expats in GCC countries. They contribute a great deal to the economy, as laborers on construction sites, or founders of multi-billion dollar conglomerates.

Most young entrepreneurs today are looking to be the next big thing, with models based on disruption, new technology, radical change or luxury. But there is an alternative. A look at the businesses owned or managed by the top Indian executives in the Arab world tell a different story. What most do is provide value to their customers.

This year, FORBES MIDDLE EAST also compiled a list of top Indian business leaders in the Arab world, and a similar list for second-generation Indian business leaders in the Arab world.

Rank NameImageDesignationCompanySector
1Sanjeev ChadhaCEO, Aisa, Middle East and AfricaPepsiCo InternationalFood and Beverage
2Raghavan SeetharamanGroup CEODoha BankBanking and Financial Services
3Adnan ChilwanGroup CEODubai Islamic BankBanking and Financial Services
4Sanjiv KakkarExecutive Vice President, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and BelarusUnileverConsumer Goods
5Raghu MalhotraPresident, Middle East and AfricaMasterCardBanking and Financial Services
6Tariq ChauhanGroup CEOEFS Facilities Services GroupServices
7Vishesh BhatiaCEOJumbo ElectronicsRetail
8K. RajaramCEOAl Nabooda AutomobilesAutombiles
9Vijay MalhotraChairman and CEO, U.A.E. and OmanKPMG Lower GulfServices
10Ashok KhannaCEOAl Tayer MotorsAutombiles
11Amit JainGroup COO, CEO Emaar DubaiEmaar PropertiesReal Estate and Construction
12Sanjay ManchandaCEONakheelReal Estate and Construction
13Deepak BabaniExecutive Vice ChairmanEros GroupRetail
14Anurag AgrawalManaging Director, Middle EastCanonElectronics
15Surya SubramanianGroup CFOEmirates NBDBanking and Financial Services
16Yuvraj NarayanGroup CFODP WorldLogistics
17Surinder SarnaGroup CFOAlshaya GroupRetail
18Rajeev KakarCEODunia FinanceBanking and Financial Services
19Asim ArshadCEOOrient TravelTravel and Tourism
20Ranjeev MenonGroup CEOGulf Warehousing CompanyLogistics
21Rishi KapoorCEOInvestcorpBanking and Financial Services
22Mohit MalhotraCEODabur InternationalConsumer Goods
23Nilesh KhalkhoCEOSharaf DGRetail
24Sanjeev BaijalDeputy Group CEOAhli United BankBanking and Financial Services
25Madhav KurupCEO, Middle East, North Africa and South AsiaHellmann Worldwide LogisticsLogistics
26Ishwar ChuganiManaging Director, Middle EastGiordanoRetail
27Sandesh PandhareChief Financial and Investment OfficerDXB EntertainmentReal Estate and Construction
28Deepak MajithiaCFORAKBANKBanking and Financial Services
29Sunil JohnCEOASDA'A Burson MarstellerMedia and Advertising
30Deepak KhullarCFOAbu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)Banking and Financial Services
31Pinak MaitraGroup CFOKuwait Projects Company (KIPCO)Investments
32Thomas PereiraCFOCommercial Bank of DubaiBanking and Financial Services
33Sunil TalwarGroup CEO, International OperationsQatar Insurance GroupInsurance
34Ravi MurthyGroup CFOArabtec ConstructionReal Estate and Construction
35P S GanapathiCFOKanoo GroupDiversified
36Santhosh JosephPresident & CEODubai PearlReal Estate and Construction
37Gaurav ShahCEOAl Rajhi CapitalBanking and Financial Services
38Vineet Kumar DudejaCEO, GCCBank of BarodaBanking and Financial Services
39Avishesha BhojaniGroup CEOBates PanGulf (BPG)Media and Advertising
40Abdul Hamid Umer TaylorGeneral ManagerFinance HouseBanking and Financial Services
41Ganesh VenugopalanCFO, U.A.E.HSBC Bank Middle EastBanking and Financial Services
42Mushtaq MasoodGroup CFODubai InvestmentsInvestments
43Reggie FernandesRegional DirectorSage Middle EastTechnology
44Chandan GuptaCFOGulf Finance CorporationBanking and Financial Services
45Avinash MittalCFOUnited Foods CompanyFood and Beverage
46Mukund CairaeCEO, MENA, Pakistan and TurkeyZee NetworkMedia and Advertising
47Neeraj VohraCEOUnikaiFood and Beverage
48Sunny BhatiaCFOGlobal Investment HouseInvestments
49Debashish DasguptaHead Corporate ClientsThe Amicorp GroupServices
50Ramanathan NarayanaCFODubai InsuranceInsurance

Researchers:

Ahmed Mabrouk, Ranju Warrier, Jason Lasrado