Home lists 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2023 Mohammed bin Mahfoodh Alardhi Executive chairman, Investcorp Origin: Oman Residence: Oman Sector: Finance Investcorp has grown its global presence extensively to 14 offices – across the US, Europe, GCC and Asia – as of February 2023. With Alardhi at the helm, the company opened 2023 by announcing plans to invest $1bn in the GCC real estate market over the next five years. The investment management firm disbursed $1.2bn to GCC investors in 2022, and under Alardhi’s leadership, it has grown its assets under management (AUM) to $50bn. Investcorp became the first asset manager to launch an institutional blockchain-focused fund in the GCC region in April 2022. The Bahrain-based asset manager is one of the Gulf region’s largest private investors in North America, and investments in the region comprise $21bn of its overall AUM. Alardhi, a former chief of the Oman Air Force, is the author of three books and chairs the boards of Sohar International Bank and Muscat Stock Exchange.