Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2016 Revealed


Top ten executives in the Top 50 Indians in Executive Management category

  • Mr. Sanjeev Chadha, CEO for Asia, MENA at PepsiCo International is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Sanjiv Kakkar, Executive Vice President for MENA, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus at Unilever is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Raghavan Seetharaman, Group CEO at Doha Bank is based in Qatar.
  • Mr. Sanjay Manchanda, CEO of Nakheel is based in the UAE is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Adnan Chilwan, Group CEO at Dubai Islamic Bank is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Raghu Malhotra, President- Middle East and Africa for MasterCard is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Amit Jain, Group COO discharging duties of CEO at Emaar Properties is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Vijay Malhotra, Chairman and CEO- UAE and Oman at KPMG Lower Gulf is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Vishesh Bhatia, CEO at Jumbo Electronics Co. is based in the UAE.
  • Mr. Tariq Chauhan, Group CEO at EFS Facilities Services Group is based in the UAE.


The list of 100 entrepreneurs was shortlisted from a list of 250 and the research was based data collected from primary resources and a questionnaire filled by them.

The selection for Top 100 entrepreneurs was based on:

  • Revenues
  • Number of employees
  • Age of the company
  • Visibility: professional associations and media exposure

The selection for The Top 50 executives was based on:

  • Work Experience
  • Geographical reach
  • Number of employees
  • Title


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