Khaled Musaed Al Seif
One of Saudi Arabia’s oldest contracting firms, El Seif was initially in the commerce and transport sectors with a large vehicle fleet, but moved into general contracting in 1975 and now has branch offices in Doha, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Beirut.
Under Khaled Musaed Al Seif, who is also chairman of the Saudi-British Joint Business Council, the company has grown to more than 15,000 employees specialising in hospital projects and tall-tower developments, as well as defence and military projects.
The firm has been involved in several iconic projects including the symbolic Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, the Jewels Twin Towers project in Dubai Marina and Qatar’s Silhouette Tower.
In 2008 the firm secured the third initial package for the Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University worth $2.13 billion, and in 2010 El Seif was awarded a $240m contract to build a new headquarters for the Samba Financial Group in the King Abdullah Financial District.
Al Seif’s influence and activities go far beyond construction, and he has been active in a host of committees, councils and delegations to promote international trade.