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CW Oman Awards 2019: Voltas boss crowned top construction exec

Jaldeep Virani led Voltas Oman to an unprecedented year, helping him scoop one of the top individual award categories

Voltas Oman's Jaldeep Virani won CW Oman Awards 2019 honours.
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Voltas Oman's Jaldeep Virani won CW Oman Awards 2019 honours.

Construction Week Oman Awards 2019's Construction Executive of the Year prize has gone to Jaldeep Virani of Voltas Oman, a contractor backed by Indian business heavyweight Tata Group.

Virani had an impressive run over the last 12 months and helped the Indian contractor set a new order book record in 2018 – a tremendous achievement considering the liquidity challenges faced by Oman's contracting market.

Judges praised Virani for leading productivity improvements and securing new contracts in Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE for Voltas.

Aaron Hennessy of Douglas OHI was named the Highly Commended Construction Executive of the Year for 2019. His commitment to employee welfare and support for the local community attracted praise from the panel of judges.

The four other finalists in the category were Shashi Kumar from Bahwan Engineering Company, David Sinnett of Hoehler + alSalmy, S&T Interiors and Contracting’s Pruthvi Kumar Sringeri, and managing partner of T2o Engineers, Stephen Vickers.

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 were supported by platinum sponsor S&T Interiors and Contracting; gold sponsor HFW; heavy commercial vehicles partners Mohsin Haider Darwish and Ford Trucks; supporting sponsor CIOB; show partner The Big Show Oman; and intelligence sponsor ProTenders.

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