HE Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

LEADING THE BANK founded by his father during the oil boom in 1967, Al Ghurair has been at the heart of the UAE’s financial industry for decades, particularly given his positions as chairman of DIFC Authority, chairman of Emirates Banks Association and board member of Emirates Foundation. Last year, the Mashreq chief said he was targeting banking acquisitions in Egypt and Tukey, while together with his father and other family members, he was ranked richest in the UAE by Forbes with a wealth of $6.1 billion.