Abu Dhabi Crown Prince named among Time’s ‘100 most influential people’

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed was appreciated as a “long-term thinker”

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has been named among the ‘100 Most Influential People’ of 2019 by Time magazine.

The only Arab leader to make this list this year, Sheikh Mohamed was appreciated as a “long-term thinker” with his penchant for ‘risk-taking’ highlighted.

The annual list, revealed on Wednesday, divided the top 100 most influential people under five categories including leaders, pioneers, artists, icons and titans.

Regionally, Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah was also included within the ‘titans’ list, while Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul and Yemeni human-rights activist Radhya Almutawakel were featured in the ‘icons’ list.

Globally, US President Donald Trump, house speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are some of those included in the leaders category.

The list, currently in its 16th year, highlights influential people across government, business, entertainment, health, sports and science.