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2013 Construction Week Power 100
We present our annual list of the industry's great and good
Hasan Abdulla Ismaik
1
CEO ,Arabtec Holdings
Taking top spot in this year’s Power 100 is the new boss of the Middle read more...
Mohammed Alabbar
2
Chairman ,Emaar
Developers are back in the spotlight in 2013 after a tough five years and Emaar’s read more...
Bakr Bin Ladin
3
Chairman ,Saudi BinLadin Group
Bakr Bin Ladin continues to lead the kingdom’s largest construction firm, and continues to use read more...
Ayman Hariri
4
Vice Chairman and Deputy CEO ,Saudi Oger
Ayman Hariri, who is just 35, typifies the new breed of dynamic constructors in the read more...
Said T Khoury
5
Chairman and president ,Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Said T. Khoury remains on the Power List for 2013 ‘though he is 90 years read more...
Ahmad Suleiman Abdulaziz Al Rajhi
6
CEO ,Al Arrab Contracting Company
Staying in the same position this year, Ahmad Suleiman Abdulaziz runs Al Arrab Contracting - read more...
P Mohamed Ali
7
Managing Director ,Galfar Engineering
A surprise selection at number seven in this year’s Power 100 is Oman-based Galfar Engineering’s read more...
Khaldoun Tabari
8
Vice Chairman & CEO ,Drake & Scull International
Khaldoun Tabari has led Drake & Scull since 1998, when he bought a stake in read more...
Kez Taylor
9
Managing Director ,ALEC
South African Keiron ‘Kez’ Taylor has come a long way since arriving in Dubai in read more...
Khaled Musaed Al Seif
10
Chairman ,El Seif Engineering & Contracting
One of Saudi Arabia’s oldest contracting firms, El Seif was initially in the commerce and read more...
Philippe Dessoy
11
General Manager ,Besix
Last year was good one for Six Construct (Besix) general manager Philippe Dessoy confided following read more...
Abdullah Saad Al-Rashid
12
Chairman ,Al Rashid Trading & Contracting Company
This giant Saudi contractor, established in 1957 and led by Abdullah Saad Al Rashid, continues read more...
Abdulrahman Abdulkader Mohammed Fakih
13
Chairman ,Makkah Construction & Development Company
The MCDC chairman’s responsibilities extend beyond any other developer. His company not only invests in, read more...
Mustafa Sani Sener
14
President & CEO ,TAV Airports
In last year’s Power 100 Mustafa Sani Sener was still celebrating a JV that clinched read more...
Mohamed Ali M.K. Al Kubaisi
15
Chairman ,MIDMAC
Building, civil engineering and MEP, MIDMAC does it all. With 6,000-plus employees it is the read more...
Ali Al-Khodari
16
Chairman ,Abdullah a. M. Al-khodari & Sons
It’s one of Saudi’s biggest constructors involved in the big projects across the kingdom but read more...
HE Abdulla Ahmed Mohammed Al Habbai
17
Chairman ,Meraas Holding
HE Abdulla Ahmed Mohammed Al Habbai is the Group chairman of Meraas Holding in Dubai read more...
Mohammed Al Rais
18
Managing Director ,Hill international
The latest announcement of a contract award in Iraq gives a clear insight into this read more...
Alvaro Portela
19
Chairman ,Majid al Futtaim (MAF) Properties
Majid al Futtaim (MAF) Properties is one of the finest examples of a consistently successful read more...
Gurjit Singh
20
Chief Development Officer ,Aldar Properties
Combining the talents of the boards of Aldar Properties and Sorouh Real Estate was never read more...
Fatima Obaid Al Jaber
21
COO ,Al Jaber Group
Fatima Obaid Al Jaber is the chief operating officer of Al Jaber Group – the read more...
Ali Rashid Lootah
22
Chairman ,Nakheel
If the overriding trend of the past 12 months has been about the return to read more...
Dr Jawaharlal Gangaramani
23
Chairman ,Al Fara’a General Contracting
Dr Gangarami arrived in the UAE from India in 1974 to work as a project read more...
Emad Azmy
24
President ,Al Shafar General Contracting
Emad Azmy is an Egyptian civil engineer who co-founded Al Shafar General Contracting with chairman read more...
Richard Barrett
25
CEO Middle East ,Atkins
Richard Barrett has spent the last 30 years at Atkins, which is currently celebrating its read more...
PNC Menon
26
Chairman ,Sobha Group
The founder of the Dubai-based Sobha Group has scored one clear success this year – read more...
Dr Hamed Al Dhahab
27
Chairman ,Al Watanyiah United Engineering & Contracting
Dr Al Dhahab has been charged with overseeing the transformation of Al Watanyiah United Engineering read more...
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah
28
CEO & Chief Architect ,Arab Engineering Bureau
Ibrahim Mohamed Jaidah is the director of the influential Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) and has read more...
Sheikh Mohamed Al Fouzan
29
Chief Executive ,Al-Fouzan Trading & Contracting
With the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia allocating 37% of a proposed record budget of $218.7bn read more...
Wael Allan
30
Regional Managing Director ,Hyder Consulting Middle East
Wael Allan, became Hyder’s Regional MD in April 2009, having worked for major engineering and read more...
Ziad El Chaar
31
Managing Director ,Damac
When Damac’s managing director Ziad El Chaar spoke at CW’s Leaders in Construction conference in read more...
Andrew Elias
32
CEO & board member ,Kele Contracting
Down from number 16 last year, Elias retains his place on the Power 100 for read more...
Guy Mehula
33
MENA president ,Parsons
Mehula is still a relative newcomer not only to the Middle East, but also to read more...
Raphael Khlat
34
CEO ,Faisal Jassim Trading Company LLC
The last 12 months at Faisal Jassim Trading Company (FJ) have all been about new read more...
Jose Antonio López-Monís
35
CEO and Managing director ,Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG)
Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has endured something of a turbulent time since its formation in read more...
Derek Lewis
36
MD UAE ,Al-Futtaim Carillion
Al Futtaim Carillion is one of the longest-established contractors in the region.The joint venture between read more...
Gary Wells
37
CEO ,Al Naboodah Construction Group
A scion of the local-owned Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, which began operating in read more...
Sachin Kerur
38
Head of Gulf Region ,Pinsent Masons
In recent years the UAE office of international law firm Pinsent Masons has advised on read more...
Ahmed Abdulrazaq
39
Executive VP ,Samsung C&T
Ahmad Abdulrazaq is an executive VP and head of the high-rise and complex building division read more...
Abdullatif Al Fozan
40
Chairman ,Al Fozan Holding Co
Abdullatif Al Fozan chairs the Riyadh-based Al Fozan Group of Companies, which includes divisions in read more...
Robert Lee
41
CEO ,Bahrain Bay
Canadian Robert Lee is a well-known figure in development circles in the region, having moved read more...
Brian Johnson
42
Founder ,Godwin Austin Johnson (Architects)
Brian Johnson - co-founder of the Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ) Architectural firm is a veteran read more...
Ben Churchill
43
Managing director ,Emrill Services LLC
Ben Churchill is managing director of Emrill Services LLC, which won the title of Overall read more...
Luay Khoury
44
President and CEO ,Projacs International
Projacs commenced operations in Kuwait in 1984, and has quickly grown to become the largest read more...
David Barwell
45
Regional chief executive ,Middle East
David Barwell dons twin hats of regional chief executive – Middle East for AECOM Technology read more...
C David Welch
46
Regional President for Europe ,the MEA Bechtel
C David Welch, the man now responsible for overseeing Bechtel’s Middle East operations, was already read more...
Gundeep Singh
47
Founder & Director ,The Change Initiative
There is no doubting the maverick zeal of Gundeep Singh, CEO and 2008 founder of read more...
William Haddad
48
Chairman ,MACE Contractors Co.
If you live or work in Abu Dhabi, then it’s likely that you will use read more...
Alexander Jones
49
General Manager ,Hochtief Construction
International construction services provider Hochtief has had a presence in Qatar since 2006. The company read more...
Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan
50
CEO & Managing Director ,Larsen & Toubro
K Venkataramanan has been with the company more than 40 years and become CEO and read more...
Rami Alturki
51
President ,Alturki
Established in Al Khobar in 1975, Khalid Ali Alturki & Sons Company (Alturki) is a read more...
Tahani Yousuf
52
Head of infrastructure planning section ,UAE Ministry of Public Works
Engineer Tahani Yousuf received an Urban planning Master Degree from the American University of Sharjah read more...
Tom Bower
53
Managing Director ,WSP
Appointed MD for WSP Middle East in early 2010, Tom Bower headed up of one read more...
Stewart Macphail
54
President and CEO ,Mohammed Al Mojil Group
For almost 70 years, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has continuously developed its role as read more...
Graham Gill
55
Regional Managing Director - MENA ,Sweett Group
Under Gill’s directorship, Sweett Group has maintained robust growth over the past 12 months with read more...
John Williams
56
Partner and Middle East regional leader ,EC Harris
Williams said: “It’s a great time to be in the Middle East.” in an interview read more...
Paul Floyd
57
Managing director ,FAMCO
Managing director of Al-Futtaim Auto and Machinery Company (FAMCO), Paul Floyd is overseeing the company’s read more...
Burak Kizilhan
58
Manager – Business development department ,AE Arma-Elektropanc
Burak Kizilhan is the business development manager for AE Arma-Elektropanc. He has a bachelor’s in read more...
Dawood Bin Ozair
59
Senior Managing Director ,Al Futtaim Engineering & Technologies
Founded as part of the Al Futtaim Group in 1974 and emerging from a role read more...
Hussain Al-Nowais
60
Chairman ,Emirates Steel
Hussain Al-Nowais, as the Chairman of Emirates Steel Industries, has a substantial amount of power read more...
Vasanth Kumar
61
CEO ,Arabian MEP Contracting
Few construction companies mirror the relentless rise of Qatar over the last decade and a read more...
Fawzeia Hamad Al Marzouqi
62
Regional area manager ,Musanada/Macro International
Fawzeia Hamad Al Marzouqi is a female Emirati with a strong academic background and considerable read more...
Adnan Sharafi
63
Chairman ,Emirates Green Building Council
A civil engineer by profession, Adnan Sharafi has more than 30 years experience in technical read more...
Donna Sultan
64
CEO ,KEO International Consultants
Donna Sultan is the CEO of KEO International Consultants and has held that title since read more...
Saif Ahmad Al Ghurair
65
Chairman ,Al Ghurair Group
The story of the Al Ghurair Group began in the 1960s when it was founded read more...
Maqbool bin Hameed Al Saleh
66
Chairman ,Oman Holdings International (OHI)
Maqbool bin Hameed Al Saleh heads a company that believes in the power of partnerships. read more...
John Ferguson
67
Managing Director ,Brookfield Multiplex Middle East & Asia
John Ferguson is the managing director for Brookfield Multiplex Middle East & Asia and is read more...
Sherif Anis
68
President ,AIA Middle East
Sherif Anis is a prominent figure in the Middle East architectural industry, having dedicated 22 read more...
Angelo Manasero
69
Senior engineer ,Dutco Balfour Beatty
Manasero, who is one of over 13,000 employees working for contractor Dutco Balfour Beatty, makes read more...
Steven Miller
70
Senior VP ,Shapoorji
Since January New York-born international architect Steven Miller has been the public face of Shapoorji read more...
Yahya Jan
71
VP ,NORR International
Yahya Jan, Vice President of NORR International, is a graduate of the Princeton University and read more...
Issa Al Mohannadi
72
CEO ,Msheireb Properties
Besides leading one of the world’s most progressive real estate companies, Issa Al Mohannadi occupies read more...
Mohammed Bin Ali Al Hedfa
73
Group CEO ,Qatari Diar
Mohammed Ali Al Hedfa is at the tiller of Qatari Diar, the property investment arm read more...
York Liang
74
General Manager ,LiuGong Middle East
China is a manufacturing powerhouse, and when it comes to construction equipment the industry is read more...
Sheikh Issam Alzahid
75
Chairman ,Alzahid Group
Issam Alzahid is the chairman of the Alzahid Group of companies. It got its start read more...
Mohamed Al Khadar
76
Executive director ,Development Review & Estidama Abu Dhabi UPC
Since Mohamed Al Khadar assumed responsibility for development of Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC), read more...
Neil Reynolds
77
Senior Vice President & Managing Director ,MENAI CH2M HILL
A key business objective for Reynolds is to provide sustainable and innovative business solutions to read more...
Gavin Appleby
78
COO ,Voltas
The beginning of 2013 saw Gavin Appleby take control of all of Voltas’ operations outside read more...
Thom Bohlen
79
Chief Technical Officer ,LEED AP; Estidama PBQP & PCQP Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD)
Thom Bohlen is chief technical officer for the Middle East Centre for Sustainable Development (MECSD). read more...
Eng. Osama Al-Afaleq
80
General Manager ,Al-Kifah Contracting Company
Al-Kifah Contracting Company (KCC), whose head office is located at King Saud Street in Dammam read more...
Hitmi Al Hitmi
81
Chairman ,Barwa Real Estate
Since its formation, Barwa has shown itself to be a dynamic and powerful force for read more...
Bill Heath
82
Managing Director and Chairman ,Macro
With over 30 years of experience in the property and construction industry, Heath moved into read more...
Campbell Gray
83
Managing Director ,Faithful+Gould Middle East
Campbell Gray is responsible for Faithful+Gould’s operations in the Middle East region, with 20 years read more...
Markus Oberlin
84
CEO ,Farnek Avireal
A facilities management professional with over 20 years’ international experience, eight years in the Middle read more...
Rizwan Sajan
85
Chairman ,Danube
The numbers keep on piling up for Rizwan Sajan, with Danube annual revenues expected to read more...
Mohammed Bin Zaal
86
CEO ,Al Barari
Mohammed Bin Zaal is the CEO of Al Barari. He is a graduate of the read more...
Youssef Al Shelash
87
Chairman ,Dar Al Arkan
Saudi Arabia is planning to build more than 1.65m homes in different parts of the read more...
Roger Nickells
88
Managing Director ,Buro Happold
Roger Nickells is clear about his contribution, having been in the region since 1994. His read more...
Jamal Abdulla Lootah
89
CEO ,Imdaad
Jamal Abdulla Lootah, who presently is the chief executive officer of integrated FM service provider, read more...
Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk
90
Founder & Chairman ,Mulk Holdings
It’s been a busy 2013 for Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, founder, owner and chairman of read more...
Agnes Koltay
91
Founder and Director ,Koltay Façades
A self-starter Agnes Koltay established Koltay Façades, a specialist external building systems firm, in May read more...
Tariq Chauhan
92
Group Managing Director ,EFS Facilities Services
With EFS for three years, Chauhan is a professional entrepreneur with over 23 years of read more...
Mohsen Dehghani
93
CEO ,Mushrif Trading & Contracting Co.
Mohsen Dehghani is the CEO and a member of the board of directors of Kuwaiti-based read more...
Ousama Fansa
94
CEO ,Roots Group Arabia
Ousama Fansa is the CEO of Roots Group Arabia, a major distributor of building materials, read more...
Khalid Juma Al Majid
95
Vice Chairman ,Juma Al Majid Group
Juma Al Majid Group of Companies was founded by the well-known businessman and philanthropist Juma read more...
Amr Belal
96
Managing Partner ,Innovations Unlimited ME
Amr Belal heads the green division of Innovations Unlimited ME, which began just over three read more...
Moafaq Ahmad Al Gaddah
97
Chairman ,MAG Group
Moafaq Ahmad Al Gaddah established Moafaq Al Gaddah (MAG) Group in Abu Dhabi in 1978 read more...
Jason Lewis
98
Managing Director ,Limah Design Consultancy
Some people reading the Power 100 List 2013 will argue that Jason Lewis’s work is read more...
Khameshwar Rao
99
Senior Engineer ,Al Hassan Engineering Oman
We seriously considered putting company CEO Peter Hall on the Power 100 list as he read more...
Brad Robbins
100
General Manager ,UFMCO
Brad Robbins has more than 15 years of experience in the facilities management industry, starting read more...

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