2019 CW Power 100: Pietro Salini of Salini Impregilo is #91

Chief executive officer of Italian contracting firm returns to CW's ranking of most influential industry leaders

Pietro Salini is the CEO of Salini Impregilo.
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Pietro Salini is the CEO of Salini Impregilo.

Having made his debut in the Construction Week Power 100 last year, Pietro Salini, the chief executive officer of Salini Impregilo – the company behind Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – has been heading the firm since 2012.

The Italian construction and civil engineering specialist was awarded a $435m (AED1.6bn) Phase 1 contract to carry out structural works at Meydan Group’s Meydan One Mall, which recorded 60% completion is December 2019.

Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020, the mall will eventually house more than 580 retail stores and a 1.32ha hypermarket, and will feature a retractable 160x100m skylight.

In May of this year, the company won a $593.9m contract by the Trans-European Transport Network to build 153km of the Orient Express high-speed railway in Turkey.

Salini Impregilo said the contract acknowledged the group’s expertise in the “construction of major high-speed railways that contribute to the sustainable development of urban and extra-urban mobility”.

Check out the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 issue here.

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