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Sheikh Issam Alzahid
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Sheikh Issam Alzahid

Chairman, Alzahid Group
York Liang
Mohamed Al Khadar

Issam Alzahid is the chairman of the Alzahid Group of companies. It got its start in 1951 under the banner Alzahid Construction, when it had a hand in smaller-scale planning of roads and other city infrastructure. Later it would be tapped to build Saudi Arabia’s first coastguard stations.

By 1958 the company was in full swing, building everything from bridges to tunnels and flyovers — indeed much of the basic transport infrastructure upon which the kingdom still relies.

Today, with offices located in Al Khobar, the diversified conglomerate has over 41,000 employees and has significant interests in mining, logistics, oil and gas, manufacturing, information technology, foodstuffs, retail and many other sectors. Like the other members on the list, Alzahid has no plans to rest on his laurels.

It has announced plans to increase international investments by 23% during the course of this year. The recession may have been unkind to others, but not to Alzahid; his group saw total domestic turnover rise 14% in 2009, the latest year for which data is available.

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1
Arabtec Holdings
Bakr Bin Ladin
3
Saudi BinLadin Group
Ayman Hariri
4
Saudi Oger
Said T Khoury
5
Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Ahmad Suleiman Abdulaziz Al Rajhi
6
Al Arrab Contracting Company
P Mohamed Ali
7
Galfar Engineering
Khaldoun Tabari
8
Drake & Scull International
Kez Taylor
9
ALEC
Khaled Musaed Al Seif
10
El Seif Engineering & Contracting

Awards

New category open for consultancies at CW Awards 2019 in Dubai
Sub-Consultancy of the Year to be crowned for the first time at the gala ceremony
Leaders in Construction KSA Awards to be held in Sep 2019
Gala ceremony in Riyadh to recognise and reward Saudi Arabia's best construction projects and brightest

Conferences

Leaders UAE 2019: Pinsent Masons confirmed as Gold Sponsor
Law firm is among the major construction industry players confirmed as sponsors for Leaders UAE's
Leaders in Construction UAE Summit returns in Sept 2019
Dubai conference to see top officials discuss the people, trends, and challenges that will power

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 747
Aug 03, 2019