33. Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi

Designation: Vice Chairman & Group CEO
Company: Zain Group
Country: Kuwait
Nationality: Kuwaiti
Sector: Telecommunications

Al-Kharafi joined the group’s board of directors in 2011, was appointed vice chairman in 2014, and became group CEO in 2017, where he oversees about 7,400 people. Zain Group operates across seven countries in the MEA. In the first nine months of 2023, the group generated $4.6 billion in revenues and had assets worth $16.5 billion. Al-Kharafi is vice chairman of Zain KSA, Kuwait-based Gulf Cables & Electrical Industries Group Co., and Mitsubishi Motors Egypt.