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2019 CW Power 100: The most influential construction leaders

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Middle East's most influential construction leaders in the 10th iteration of CW's Power 100 list

The 2019 Construction Week Power 100 has been revealed.
The 2019 Construction Week Power 100 has been revealed.

The 10th annual Construction Week Power 100, our annual ranking of the most influential individuals working within the Middle East’s construction sector, has been published, and can now be read here.

The Power 100 brand has established itself as a celebration of those most influential in shaping the future of the Middle East’s cities, and through this list, continues its decade-long endeavour to identify, promote, and appreciate the region’s superlative construction leaders. 

The last 12 months have continued to bring new changes and challenges for the regional construction sector. In response, the Middle East’s building industry has found new ways of working together and optimising its resources to deliver the high-profile projects that the region is famous for. 

The individuals profiled in this list have established themselves as leaders of what is undoubtedly a competitive and challenging market. As such, Construction Week’s team is also confident that the readers and viewers of the 2019 Power 100 will receive an education in how industry titans take critical decisions – be it about which disruptive technology to adopt, or which contract model to follow – that affect construction workforces across the region. 

As always, the 2019 Power 100 stays true to its core industry, the Middle East’s construction contractors, and the bulk of this list features the achievements of individuals leading contracting businesses in the region – as the Construction Week brand is known for.

However, the Construction Week team also recognises the role that consultants, clients, subcontractors, and subconsultants play in the industry, and the 2019 Power 100 includes key figures from each of these segments to present an up-to-date picture of construction industry as it stands at present. 

The individuals included in the 2019 Power 100 – and their respective positions – have been selected based on publicly available information and details submitted directly to Construction Week. The editorial team has spent months discussing who deserves to be featured, and in what order. The final rankings reflect our collective decision, which was made based on the most pertinent information available. 

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 feel that you, or any of your colleagues, have been overlooked in the list, then please get in touch with us. The Construction Week team is always on the lookout for fresh faces making moves and driving impressive changes in the Middle East’s construction market. You might just see yourself in these pages next year.  

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