Construction Week's 10th Power 100 ranking returns in June 2019

A list of the familiar faces you'll find in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100, and all your FAQs answered here

The 2019 Construction Week Power 100 will be released in June.
The 2019 Construction Week Power 100 will be released in June.

ALEC’s Kez Taylor; Arabtec Holding’s Hamish Tyrwhitt; China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East’s (CSCEC ME) Yu Tao; KEO International Consultants’ Donna Sultan; WSP’s Greg Kane; and Emaar Properties’ Mohamed Alabbar are among construction industry ‘influencers’ that will return to the Construction Week Power 100 – our annual ranking of the Middle East’s most influential construction industry professionals, which is now in its 10th year.

The Power 100 ranking, publicised through a special edition of Construction Week’s print issue, year-round web coverage, and a direct-to-YouTube web series, celebrates the decision-makers whose work shapes our urban environment.

As the six leaders confirmed for inclusion in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 have shown over the last 12 months, now is the time for construction stakeholders to collaborate and deliver results that not only improve and enhance the contemporary built environment, but also pave the way for futuristic smart cities – such as those envisioned by Smart Dubai and the makers behind Neom – to take shape in the years to come.

Be it contracting giants such as ALEC, Arabtec, and CSCEC ME, or consultants such as KEO and WSP, the regional construction industry is rapidly adopting both products and processes to ensure that its output is ready to meet the demands of the future.

As Alabbar’s Emaar has shown, even real estate companies are pivoting to technology to provide greater value for investors – be it across the residential, commercial, or retail sector.

The 2018 Construction Week Power 100 list shed light on the growing mechanisms that contractors, consultants, and clients alike were implementing to ensure better-priced contracts; fewer construction disputes; and a smarter built environment. The 2019 Construction Week Power 100 list will reflect this industry evolution, and recognise the 100 leaders that will shape our industry over the next 12 months.


Who can be included in the 2019 Construction Week Power 100?

At the heart of all construction work are contractors, and the 2019 Power 100 will recognise the role they play in ensuring the industry’s health. As such, this list will likely be dominated by contracting leaders, but it will also represent the clients and consultants that are equally essential for engineering excellence in the region.

What is the required seniority level of individuals in the Power 100?

The Power 100 is designed to recognise the business achievements and strategic acumen of regional construction industry leaders. As such, an organisation’s senior-most leader for the Middle East is considered for inclusion in the list. This individual may be chief executive officer, managing director, general manager, or any similarly high-ranking position.

When will the 2019 Power 100 ranking be revealed?

Construction Week has kicked off its editorial campaign to reveal the 2019 Power 100 list, and over the next few weeks, additional details will be made available of the confirmed entrants to this year’s list. This information will be published across various platforms – including ConstructionWeekOnline; Construction Week’s YouTube, Soundcloud, and iTunes accounts; and through weekly print issues of Construction Week.

How are individuals picked for the Power 100?

The Construction Week editorial team has already spent months engaged in discussions about who deserves to be featured on the 2019 Power 100, and in what order – and this will continue in the run up to the list’s publication on 29 June.

The final rankings reflect our collective decision, which was made based on the most pertinent information available.

How are the selected individuals ranked?

As is the case each year, individuals included in the Power 100 list, as well as their respective positions on the list, are selected based on publicly available information about them and their organisations.

Construction Week also requests potential entrants to submit additional details about their organisation in order to ensure that the leader is accurately positioned in the rankings.

Can I, or my business leader, be considered for inclusion in the Power 100?

The Power 100 is strictly an invite-only list, and represents a year-long effort of industry networking and interaction, which offers the Construction Week editorial team the key insights required to create a list of potential entrants for each Power 100 edition.

As such, leaders that have strong presence in the regional construction industry are more likely to be represented on the list. For instance, a CEO or MD that attends one of Construction Week’s conferences in the UAE or Kuwait – or even our annual awards shows in Oman and the UAE – is likelier to be on our radar as a potential construction industry ‘influencer’.

Nevertheless, this list is, to some extent, subjective, in that it attempts to capture and quantify the abstract concept of ‘influence’. While we have taken great pains to remain as objective as possible, it’s important to note that other opinions are available.

With this in mind, if you would like your regional leader to be considered for the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 list, then please contact Construction Week’s editor, Neha Bhatia, at

I am not a contractor, consultant, or client – how can I get involved?

Each of Construction Week's Power 100 issues is a collector's edition that contains in-depth information about the leaders and businesses driving growth in the Middle East. Understandably, the list is hugely popular with those seeking to both establish and expand their operations in the Middle East.

As such, the Power 100 is an ideal branding opportunity for business leaders that want to reach out to the industry's top decision-makers. While you will not be included in the ranking if you do not meet the requirements of potential Power 100 entrants, you may still be able to communicate with the leaders ranked in this high-profile edition.

Please contact Construction Week's group sales director, Rebecca Lockwood (, for additional advertising options and details. 


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