31. John Pagano

Designation: Group CEO
Company: Red Sea Global (RSG)
Country: Saudi Arabia
Nationality: Canadian
Sector: Real Estate & Construction

Pagano has been at the helm of RSG since 2018, with around 40 years of international experience in delivering large-scale multi-billion-dollar developments. RSG is the developer behind The Red Sea, Thuwal Private Retreat, and Amaala, three tourism projects set along the west coast of Saudi Arabia. The company aims to achieve a 30% net conservation benefit by 2040, grow more than 30 million plants, and achieve net zero operations by 2030. Before joining RSG, Pagano established his own international strategic advisory company, Old Fort Capital Investments Ltd.