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Egypt's Business Power 50 in 2013

Arabian Business named the Arabian Business Power 500, of which 50 were Egyptian. List was topped by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud from KSA.

1. Mohammed ElErian (Rank 28) – Banking and Finance: CEO and co-CIO of PIMCO - the world’s biggest bond trader.

2. Bassem Youssef (Rank 69) - Media: YouTube Legend and satirical TV-Moderator.

Bassem Youssef

3. Ayman Mohyeldin (Rank 72) - Media: Journalist who covered most wars, crises and political developments in the Middle East.

4. Gamal Eid (Rank 80) – Culture and Society: Human Rights Lawyer.

5. Amr Diab (Rank 91) – Arts and Entertainment: Singer.

Amr Diab

6. Naguib Sawiris (Rank 109) – Telecoms: Former Chairman of Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding.

7. Hisham Ramez (Rank 120) - Banking and Finance: Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt.

8. Mohamed ElBaradei (Rank 122) - Culture and Society: Former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Mohamed ElBaradei

9. Hisham Ezz Al Arab (Rank 127) - Banking and Finance: Chairman of Commercial International Bank (CIB).

10. Yousra (Rank 130) - Arts and Entertainment: Actress.


11. Magid Abou-Gharbia (Rank 177) - Science: Chemist and associate dean for research and director of the Moulder Centre for Drug Discovery Research at the School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia.

12. Mohammed Nasr Abdeen (Rank 185) - Banking and Finance: CEO of Union National Bank in UAE.

13. Mohamed Shafiq Gabr (Rank 190) - Industry: Chairman of ARTOC Group for Investment & Development.

14. Magdi Yacoub (Rank 198) - Healthcare: One of the best cardiothoracic surgeon.

Magdy Yacoub

15. Dalia Mogahed (Rank 209) - Media: Executive Director of Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies and former advisor of US President Barack Obama.

16. Camilla Al Fayed (Rank 212) - Culture and Society: Philanthropist and trustee of the Al Fayed Foundation.

17. Nashwa Al Ruwaini (Rank 219) - Media: CEO of UAE-based Pyramedia and director of Middle East International Film Festival.

18. Ahmed Zewail (Rank 237) - Science: Nobel-Prize Laureate, scientist and Founder of Zewail City for Scientific Research.

Ahmed Zewail

19. Mamoun Fandy (Rank 239) - Culture and Society: President of the thinktank Fandy Associates, senior fellow at the Baker Institute, the United States Institute of Peace, and at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

20. Mahmoud Mohieldin (Rank 241) - Banking and Finance: Special Envoy for the President of the World Bank.

21. Nawara Negm (Rank 242) - Media: Journalist, activist and blogger.

Nawara Negm

22. Karim Awad (Rank 250) - Banking and Finance: CEO of investment at EFG-Hermes.

23. Dr. Ahmed Heikal (Rank 271) - Banking anf Finance: Chairman and Founder of Citadel Capital.

24. Yusuf Qaradawi (Rank 290) - Culture and Society: Preacher.

Yusuf Qaradawi

25. Mohamed Barakat (Rank 293) - Banking and Finance: Deputy chairman of Arab Union and the CEO of Egypt’s Banque Misr.

26. Tariq Ramadan (Rank 297) - Culture and Society: Academic writer and advisor to the European Union on religious issues.

27. Mohammed ElFayed (Rank 303) - Banking and Finance: Owner of Fulham Football Club and former owner of Harrods.

Mohamed ElFayed

28. Omar Sharif (Rank 305) - Arts and Entertainment: Actor.

29. Bassel Gamal (Rank 310) - Banking and Finance: CEO of Qatar Islamic Bank.

30. Alaa Al Aswany (Rank 323) - Arts and Entertainment: Author.

Alaa Al Aswany

31. Sayed Badreya (Rank 341) - Arts and Entertainment: Filmmaker and Actor.

32. Galal Amin (Rank 343) - Banking and Finance: Economist and author.

33. Ahmed El Tayeb (Rank 363) - Culture and Society: Former Grand Mufti of Egypt and current Grand Imam of Azhar University.

34. Mohammed Hassanein Heikal (Rank 365) - Media: Journalist and commentator on Arab World for 60 years.

Mohamed Hassanein Heikal

35. Morsi Arab (Rank 369) - Healthcare: President of Egyptian Diabetes Association.

36. Sahar El Sallab (Rank 389) - Banking and Finance: Chairwoman of HitekNOFAL and former vice chairwoman at Commercial International Bank (CIB).

37. Fayez Sarofim (Rank 400) - Banking and Finance: Chairman of venture capitalist Sarofim.

38. Magdy El Gallad (Rank 415) - Media: Founding editor of AlWatan newspaper and former Editor-in-Chief of AlMasry AlYoum.

39. Wael Ghonim (Rank 418) - Culture and Society: Activist and Googler.

Wael Ghonim

40. Farouk ElBaz (Rank 437) - Science: Scientist.

41. Tarek Al Bishri (Rank 438) - Law: Judge and intellectual.

42. Bahaa Taher (Rank 439) - Arts and Entertainment: Author.

43. Nawal Al Saadawi (Rank 454) - Culture and Society: Feminist, writer and activist.

44. Ezzat Abo Auf (Rank 459) - Arts and Entertainment: Actor.

Ezzat Abo Ouf

45. Ilham Al Qaradawi (Rank 463) - Science: Nuclear Scientist.

46. Mustafa El Sayed (Rank 465) - Science: Director of Laser Dynamics Laboratory.

47. Ahdaf Soueif (Rank 473) - Arts and Entertainment: Author.

Ahdaf Soueif

48. Zaghoul Al Najjar (Rank 476) - Culture and Society: Religious scholar and geologist.

49. Leila Ahmed (Rank 487) - Education: Professor and feminist.

50. Ahmed Kamel Magd (Rank 489) - Culture and Society: Vice President of Egyptian National Council for Human Rights.

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