2011 Construction Week Power 100: 1-10by CW Staff on Jul 2, 2011
2011 CONSTRUCTION WEEK POWER 100
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1. AYMAN HARIRI
DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
Ayman Hariri is the deputy general manager and a board director at Saudi Oger, one of Saudi Arabia’s biggest construction firms, integral to the transformation of the country’s economy.
He is well-known as one of the rare executives that combine a deep, hands-on knowledge of complex technology concepts with an impressive history of entrepreneurial success. Today, 33-year-old Saudi Oger has successfully diversified into FM, telecoms and utilities as part of its overall business activities.
Hariri oversees the building of the company’s contribution to some of the Kingdom’s mega projects, such as the development of the iconic King Abdul Aziz Centre for World Culture in the Eastern Province, as well as King Abdullah Road in Riyadh and a number of towers at King Abdullah Financial District. Earlier this year the company also negotiated another $61.3m worth of work on the King Abdullah Economic City project, which will see it eventually construct four towers.
Among the company’s current projects is the first phase of the now-globally-reknowned Princess Noura Bint Abdularahman University for Women in Riyadh. This facility has been designed to accommodate more than 40,000 female students. Saudi Oger will build a series of colleges, schools, administrative buildings, housing facilities, a medical research centre and a hospital, in addition to multiple support facilities over an approximate built-up area of 100ha. The company is also delivering Le Meridien Towers in Makkah, among other projects.
Hariri’s direct involvement and dedication also helped in the execution and handing over of the state-of-the art Academic & Administration Buildings of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal in record time.
In 2009 and 2010, the Dubai-based Arabian Business magazine selected Hariri as one of the 100 most influential Arabs in its annual Power 100 list. He was also ranked sixth in CEO Middle East’s list of the Arab world’s most influential leaders in property.
Also under Hariri’s leadership, the firm is working with the Saudi Oger Training Institute in Riyadh to train and develop young Saudis to become highly-technical specialists. A second training institute for girls is under development. He is also a board member at 3C, a South African mobile telecoms operator.
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