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Forbes Middle East released the second edition of the List of Tops Indians in the Arab world 2014

Frobes Midde East Spcial edition of the top Indians in the Arab world ranking includes 170 Indians

May 19, 2014 12:42 IST
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The business magazine Forbes Middle East on 5 May 2014 released the second edition of the list of Top Indian leaders in the Arab world 2014. The second edition was launched by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who features on the cover page of the second edition, in Dubai.

The second edition ranks 170 Indians residing not only in the Emirates, but across the Middle East as compared to the first edition that only covered prominent Indian figures in the United Arab Emirates. The first edition of the Forbes Middle East Top Indians in the Middle East was released in 2013.

The list of Top 10 Indians in Middle East

Rank

Name

Company

1

Yusuffali MA

Lulu Group International

2

Mukesh Jagtiani

Landmark Group

3

BR Shetty

NMC Healthcare / UAE Exchange

4

Sunny Varkey

Global Education Management Systems (GEMS)

5

Tony Jashanmal

Jashanmal Group

5

Syed Salahuddin

ETA Ascon & Star Group

7

Rajen Kilachand

Dodsal Group

8

PNC Menon

Sobha Group

9

Harshad Mehta

Rosy Blue Group

10

Ravi Pillai

RP Group

Other highlights of the List
• A total of 120 business owners and founders made it to the ranking, with 22 percent falling within the retail sector, 19 per cent of them in industrials and 7.5 percent in the diversified sector.
• The UAE ranked first with 78 percent of business owners choosing to establish their companies in the country.
• Banking and finance was the most prevalent sector, with 13 CEOs.  Sanjeev Chadha, CEO of PepsiCo AMEA, topped the CEO.
• Among the top 10 Indian CFOs 7 are based in the UAE, DP World’s Yuvraj Narayan topped the CFO category.

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