9. Hesham Al Qassim

Company: wasl Asset Management Group
Designation: CEO
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Hotels and Resorts

Al Qassim leads wasl Asset Management Group, which operates across key strategic business units, including wasl properties, wasl hospitality & leisure, Dubai Golf, and the Food Tech Valley. wasl hospitality & leisure manages a portfolio of 7,960 rooms across 32 hotels and hotel apartments in Dubai. The company brought the Mandarin Oriental, MGM, and Bellagio hotel brands to the U.A.E. Al Qassim is also the chairman of Deniz Bank A.Ş Turkey, the vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD Bank, the chairman of Emirates Islamic Bank, and the chairman of Dubai Sports Corporation and Dubai Autism Center.