•  Dr. V. Francis John,     CEO, Ztartup.com

    Dr. V. Francis John, CEO, Ztartup.com

  • A captain can help a ship sail through rough waters; so can a competent leader who understands the business aspects and the market very well. Such a meticulous leader who has been handholding and driving startups on the right trajectory as the most impartial ‘constructive' critic is Dr. V Francis John, the CEO of Ztartup.com (a One-of-a-kind Private Incubator in UAE). Beyond strong communication skills, realistic optimism, out-of-the-box thinking, and more there is an 'X' factor that makes Francis loved and respected by his team and the incubatees. This successful modernday leader goes past the convictions and showcases mastery by being an open-minded learner and getting his hands dirty first.

  • Dr. V. Francis John: Embracing Hands-On Approach To Leadership

Asian Technology Excellence Awards: Groundbreaking Technology Innovations Empowering Industries in Asia

By: CEOInsights Team

According to McKinsey research, Asia contributed about 52 percent to global growth in tech-company revenues, 43 percent to startup funding, 51 percent to research and development

Relevance Of Competition Law In Algorithm Driven Digital Market

By: Vijayalakshmi Natarajan, Senior Director, Legal - India & Asia Pacific Region, Harman

Adam Smith introduced the theory of ‘invisible hand’ meaning, ‘free market economy left to their own devices will produce results more beneficial than can be realized by intervening

Top 10 CEOs in UAE – 2022

How Civil Nuclear Power, Defence & Space Sectors Are Shaping-Out

By: Srinivas Reddy, Managing Director, MTAR Technologies

We are witnessing a renaissance in the India manufacturing amidst the push from government on Atmanirbhar Bharat. India has the potential

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Uplifting Residential Design In The Pandemic Phase- II ­ Are We Ready Yet?

By: Ar. Sumit Dhawan, Founder & Principal Architect, Cityspace’ 82 Architect

The entire plan and concept of single user homes and multi generational houses have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lifestyles have changed

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Implementation Of Robotic Process Automation

By: Sumit Srivastav, Partner & Leader - Intelligent Automation, PwC India

Robotic process automation (RPA) is software-based automation that mimics the way humans interact with digital systems. RPA software bots

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Rural Infrastructure Development Holds The Key To Indias Growth

By: Dr Harish Sharma, Executive Director (Smart City and Infrastructure Services), REPL

Target for India's future have been spelt out loud and clear. A US $5 trillion economy; Infrastructure Development; Housing & better living standards

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A Detail Gympse On The Past, Present & Future Of Retail & Commercial Business

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  • Top 10 CEOs in UAE – 2022

    Largely driven by higher petroleum oil and natural gas production, UAE economy is the 5th largest in the Middle East (after Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt), with a GDP of $501 billion in 2022. Boasting of a first-class investment environment and integrated logistical infrastructure, the country has been flourishing across diverse segments like Construction, e-Commerce, Tourism and Travel, Real Estate, Health and hospitality, Consultancy Business, Hotel chains and Restaurants, Beauty and Jewelry Business, Automotive, Banking and Insurance, and others. Also, domineeringly, there are many CEOs instrumental in leading organizations across such prolific growth in these sectors, leveraging their adept skills and experiences in the industry while also staying in sync with the evolutions happening around.

    Glimpsing back along the years of disruption brought down by COVID-19 pandemic across the UAE and elsewhere, it had become already challenging for organizations to stand by the new extreme presented by the unprecedented business conditions, and CEOs had it really tough to help organizations sail through the tough times while also outdoing the competition lurking around. But, it was appreciable to find many CEOs operating by the VUCA standard (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) while adapting to the new normal and changed business models to address the industry and business demands and relish greater growth opportunities and expand businesses. Many CEOs from UAE also belong from the category of maestro CEOs who donned the hat of adroit business and corporate leaders, thriving the test of time and leading onto tapping on new market opportunities.

    In this issue of the CEO Insights magazine, a list of `Top 10 CEOs in UAE - 2022' is provided to the readers in corporate and different sectors, for informing on the excellent services by the Leaders in diverse domains. The listing is prepared by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights magazine editorial board.

Top 10 CEOs in UAE – 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Emirates Group Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO Emirates Group He is a graduate of the University of Denver and listed in the 'Top 100 most powerful Arabs' from 2013-21 by Gulf Business
Majid Al Futtaim Group Alain Bejjani, CEO Majid Al Futtaim Group Leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa & Asia, where his mission is to create great moments for everyone, every day
TECOM Group Amina Al Rustamani, CEO TECOM Group She has ranked number 9 in the CEO Middle East's fifth annual list of the world's most powerful Arab women in 2015 and she was picked as the Advertising Person of the Year by Dubai Lynx for 2015
Damas Jewellery Luc Perramond,, Chairman and CEO Damas Jewellery A senior executive with a proven track record of success in the luxury industry, with a specialization in watches and jewellery
Kaleidoscope Properties Srinivasa Rao Cherukuri, CEO Kaleidoscope Properties An accomplished professional with a global mind-set, he carries international experience in the complete development cycle of real-estate properties
DP World Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, CEO DP World He is a board member of the Dubai Executive Council and the UAE Federal Tax Authority, as well as the Investment Corporation of Dubai (the emirate's sovereign wealth fund) until 2009
Universal Tube & Plastic Industries Sumit Ghoshal, CEO Universal Tube & Plastic Industries After an accomplished career, working for many of the fortune 500 companies, he joined UTP Group as its CEO and has brought in major transformation by opting for effective brand building & innovation
IHC Syed Basar Shueb, CEO IHC He possesses more than two decades of extensive experience across the Manufacturing, Construction, Financial Services & Investments sectors
One Broker Group Umar Bin Farooq, CEO One Broker Group With over 17 years of experience in Dubai’s real estate industry, he earned a vast knowledge of the property market, from deep insight into acquisitions, structuring deals, planning & market analysis
ZtartUp.com Dr. V Francis John, CEO ZtartUp.com He has accumulated over four decades of experience in technology leadership, strategic investments, disruptive technologies, and developing corporate strategies that result in transformational growth

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