Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Chairman of Emirates Airline (UAE) came in second place, followed by Khalid Al Falih (KSA) CEO of Aramco, Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi (KSA) Petroleum and mineral resources minister, Moahmmed Al-Mady (KSA), CEO of SABIC, Mohamed Ali Alabbar (UAE) chairman of Emaar, Mohammed El Erian (American of Egyptian descent) CEO of PIMCO, Ahmad Mohamed Al-Sayed (Qatar) CEO of Qatar holding, Carlos Ghosn (Brazilian of Lebanese descent) CEO of Renault Nissan and finally Reem Asaad (KSA) women's rights advocate, occupying the top 10 places.
Development in the Arab countries based on Science and technologyGulf Business expressed, for the second year in a row, a keen interest in science and technology sector, having been neglected compared to other sectors of finance, real estate, trade and investment, especially as the field of science and technology is one of the strategic bases of any development in Arab societies, especially those that suffer from high rates of unemployment, and the urgent need to pay the rates of economic growth and create jobs and increase wages, within the changes of the Arab Spring in the region.
A list of Top 100 Powerful Arabs for 2013 in the field of science and technology, Dr. Charles Al-Achi (Lebanese origin U.S. nationality) is a specialist in the field of space technology the first category in the order of science and technology, No. 29 this year, he placed 17. For the first time mentioned in the list, Dr. Morsi Arab (Egypt) Chairman of the Diabetes Association EMME region, came in at 37. The Saudi researcher in medicine, Dr Hayat Sindi (KSA) came in at 39.
Dr. Abdalla Alnajjar (Emirati - UAE) president of the Arab Science and Technology Foundation (ASTF), fourth most influential Arab figures in science and technology, came in the 42 place this year, he ranked 43 in the last year of 2012. Abdalla Alnajjar work supports exceptional research activities conducted by scientists from the Arab region by attracting investments from around the world. He also makes the economy and sustainable development at the center of scientific research and technological innovation. And came after him, Dr. Samia Al-Amoudi (Saudi Arabia) active in the field of cancer and was ranked 76, she was 79 last year.
Sir Magdi Yacoub (British of Egyptian origin) known heart surgeon who held the position 80, progressed of the front 17 places, he was ranked 97 last year. Followed by Dr. Farouk El-Baz (an American of Egyptian origin) Director of Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University ranked 95, he was 55 in the last year, he returned back 40 places.
Influential sectors, countries and genderAn analysis of existing data for Arab nationals, most influential in terms of sectors, gender and geographical distribution in the Arab Region found that the sectors were arranged, Finance in the first place 27%, Culture and Society 13%, Industry 14%, Real Estate 7%, Science and Technology 7%, Energy 7%, Media 6%, Transport 5%, Retail 4%, Government 3%, Diversified 3%, Telecommunication 2%, Politics 1% and Education 1%.
For nationalities of the most influential figures, Saudi Arabia with 28% topped the list, Unite Arab Emirates 19%, Qatar 12%, Kuwait 10%, Egypt 6%, Lebanon 4%, Palestine 4%, Syria 4%, other countries (including USA, UK, Brazil and Australia) 4%, Bahrain 3%, Iraq 2%, Jordan 2% and Oman 2%.
For the gender of the most influential figures of the Top 100 Powerful Arabs for 2013, female represented 23% versus 77% for male.