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Top 25 MEP Contractors 2017: 16-20

by Rajiv Ravindran Pillai on Sep 10, 2017

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18. Plafond, Dimitri Papakonstantinou, Managing director

Dubai-based Plafond, a fit out and MEP contractor, is part of the Emirates Airlines Group of companies. The company has extensive experience across several sectors from hospitality, F&B, airports to theme parks and medical. With over 1,486 full-time working staffs, the company recorded a revenue of $76m between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017. The company declared a 6% profit for the financial year 2016–2017.

When it comes to training initiatives, Dimitri Papakonstantinou, managing director, says: “We have a structured learning and development programme centred around employees’ personal and professional development that encompasses all levels within the organisation from skilled labour to senior management. The training program covers not only mandatory and specialised industry specific trainings such as those relating to safety standards but also provides a platform for benchmarking with best industry practices.”

Some of the completed projects by Plafond between April 2016 and May 2017 were Al Rayan complex in Sharjah that consists of two high-rise residential towers, one shell and core office tower and a mall. Its scope included the complete mechanical and plumbing works including the construction of the chiller plant. Another project was Double Tree by Hilton in Business Bay, where Plafond carried out the complete MEP works for the hotel.

Number of years in HIS role: 4
Number of years in company: 7 
Number of years working in the Middle East: 12