How industrialisation could future-proof MENA’s Gulf economies

Business leaders in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman believe industrialisation will boost economic diversification in Gulf states. Image: Unsplash / @spacexuan

Alexandre Raffoul

Head, Regional Business Strategy & Growth, MENA & Africa Business; Member, ExCom, World Economic Forum

Fatima Al Zahra Hewaidi

Community Lead, Business Engagement, MEA, World Economic Forum


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Abdulaziz Al-Khalifa, CEO, Qatar Development Bank (QDB)
Ibrahim Al-Mojel, CEO, Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF)
Abdulrahman Al-Hatmi, CEO, Asyad

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