29. Mashreq

Country: U.A.E.
Sector: Banks & Financial Services
Group CEO: Ahmed Abdelaal
Market Value: $6.6 billion
Sales: $3.4 billion
Profits: $1 billion
Assets: $54.1 billion

Founded in 1967 by the Al Ghurair Group, Mashreq currently has branches in the U.A.E., Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Qatar, the U.K., and the U.S. In June 2022, Mashreq issued $300 million in additional tier 1 notes. In November 2022, it signed a strategic partnership with Bank Al Habib Limited Pakistan to offer free remittance transfers from the U.A.E. to Pakistan. The bank’s net profits jumped by 252% in 2022 to hit $1 billion. The Al Ghurair Group is the major shareholder in the bank through its subsidiaries, with over 70.7% ownership.