The third son of Rafiq Hariri to make our list, Ayman Hariri is one of the drivers behind Saudi construction giant Saudi Oger. Hariri has played an important role in leading his multidisciplinary specialists to provide the talent, expertise and positive attitude that advance the company’s reputation for excellence. His passionate and visionary style has helped Saudi Oger prosper in a variety of geographical regions and demanding business environments.
He is currently handling the construction and facilities management of several multi-billion-dollar mega projects such Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University for Women; King Abdullah Financial District; King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture and many others. His direct involvement and dedication helped in the execution and handing over the state-of-the-art academic and administration buildings of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in record time.
Dr Fawaz Al Hokair, a graduate of Loughborough University in the UK, is chairman of the Fawaz Al Hokair Group and a retail magnate credited with changing the face of fashion in Saudi Arabia. Established in 1989, the group deploys more than 1,200 staff across 5 million sq ft of prime retail estate. Al Hokair is today the single largest owner and operator of shopping malls in the kingdom with 11 centres, including the vast Mall of Dhahran.
In total, Al Hokair now boasts more than 50 international fashion brands in 750 stores. Alhokair Fashion Retail also recently completed the acquisition of NESK Group of Trading Projects LLC, which operates world-class brands including Mango, Stradivarius, Okaidi and Woman’s Secret.