Dr Fahad Al-Mubarak

As the man who presides over the central bank of the Gulf’s richest and most populous nation, Mubarak’s power and influence is considerable. This year the funds he presides over are of particular importance with a 2015 budget deficit from falling oil prices that will be plugged by SAMA’s huge stock of foreign assets, valued at $736 billion at the end of November. He was appointed governor of the agency in December 2011.