Mustafa Sani Sener
In last year’s Power 100 Mustafa Sani Sener was still celebrating a JV that clinched the contract for the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport, hailed as one of the largest construction projects in the UAE to date.
TAV has a GCC order book of $7bn of ongoing projects. It has also previously completed projects worth $9bn.
This Turkish company remains one of the big players in the region. Its revenues from GCC projects rose in 2012 to 88% from 2011’s 85.6% although his company has refused to discuss actual revenue figures.
The company revealed last month that it expected to deploy around 5,200 staff in Saudi Arabia on its $400m contract to design and build Terminal 5 at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
TAV bagged the contract to build a terminal building and alongside car parking for 3,000 cars, a fire station, operations centre, plane apron and terminal airside infrastructure. It will also build links to the existing terminals. The terminal will be built under a joint venture partnership with Al Arrab Contracting, which is part of Saudi Arabian company Al Rajhi Holding.
Sener has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from BTU for his invaluable contributions to the development of Turkish engineering at the international level.
He was appointed board member, president and CEO of TAV Airports Holding in 1997. Prior to this he filled project manager and GM positions on national and international projects.