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2016 Construction Week Power 100
Construction week’s annual ranking of the most influential people in the middle east’s construction industry
Yu Tao
1
 President and CEO , CSCEC ME
Topping Construction Week’s 2016 Power 100 is last year’s runner up, Yu Tao. As president read more...
Kez Taylor
2
 CEO , ALEC
Owing to another solid year at the helm of ALEC, chief executive officer Kez Taylor read more...
Khaled Musaed El Seif
3
 Chairman , El Seif Engineering Contracting
Khaled Musaed El Seif, chairman of eponymous El Seif Engineering Contracting, retains the number-three spot read more...
Ghassan Merehbi
4
 Chairman and founder , Arabian Construction Company
Almost half a century has passed since Ghassan Merehbi founded Arabian Construction Company (ACC). read more...
Samer Khoury
5
 President – Engineering and Construction , CCC
When Construction Week’s 2015 Power 100 went to print, Samer Khoury had recently taken the read more...
Mohammed Alabbar
6
 Chairman , Emaar Properties
The highest-ranking developer in Construction Week’s 2016 Power 100, Emaar Properties’ chairman Mohammed Alabbar has read more...
Bakr Bin Laden
7
 Chairman , Saudi BinLadin Group
It’s been a difficult year for Saudi Binladin Group’s (SBG) chairman, Bakr Bin Laden. The read more...
Raja Hani Ghanma
8
 CEO , Arabtec Construction
Raja Hani Ghanma was appointed to the position of chief executive officer of Arabtec Construction read more...
Dr Eng Sani Sener
9
President and CEO , TAV Group
The past 12 months have been among the busiest ever witnessed by long-serving president and read more...
Emad Azmy
10
 President , Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC)
Emad Azmy, president of Al Shafar General Contracting (ASGC), has climbed five places since Construction read more...
Ali Al-Khalifa
11
CEO , Astad Project management
As CEO of ASTAD Project Management, Ali Al-Khalifa’s hands have certainly been full during the read more...
 David Barwell
12
 Middle East CEO , AECOM
These have been a significant 12 months for David Barwell and his team within the read more...
 Talal Al Dhiyebi
13
 Chief Development Officer , Aldar
As chief development officer of Aldar, Talal Al Dhiyebi has enjoyed a promising start to read more...
 Ali Rashid Lootah
14
 Chairman , Nakheel
Ali Rashid Lootah and his colleagues at Nakheel have certainly enjoyed a healthy start to read more...
Osama Bishai
15
 CEO , Orascom Construction
  Osama Bishai and his colleagues at Orascom Construction have certainly enjoyed a positive start to read more...
 Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Al Thani
16
 Chairman , HBK Contracting
As chairman of HBK Contracting, Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Al Thani is head of one read more...
 Stephen Flint
17
 Group General Manager , Khansaheb
As group general manager at Khansaheb, Stephen Flint is responsible for a regional cohort of read more...
 Tom Bower
18
 Managing Director – Middle East , WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tom Bower, managing director for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Middle East operations, has climbed three read more...
 Patrick McKinney
19
 Managing Director , BAM International
Patrick McKinney has enjoyed a busy 12 months at the helm of BAM International, part read more...
 Simon Moon
20
 Middle East CEO , Atkins
In terms of finances, Simon Moon and his colleagues have enjoyed an impressive 12 months read more...
Gary Adams
21
MEA President , Parsons
Despite sustained pressure on oil and gas prices in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) read more...
Pierre Sironval
22
 Managing Director , Six Construct
As managing director of Six Construct, Pierre Sironval has been responsible for construction activities across read more...
Khaldoun Tabari
23
 Vice Chairman and CEO , Drake & Scull
The past 12 months have been tough for many of the Gulf’s construction outfits, not read more...
Ziad El Chaar
24
 Managing Director , Damac
Dubai’s Damac Properties suffered a minor blow in Q1 2016, reporting a 15% year-on-year drop read more...
David Welch
25
 President – Europe , Middle East and Africa
As president of Bechtel’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) operations, David Welch boasts experience read more...
William Haddad
26
 Chairman , MACE
Industry veteran William Haddad has enjoyed another impressive year at the helm of MACE. In read more...
Dr Jawaharlal Gangaramani
27
President and Executive Chairman , Al Fara’a Group
During the past 12 months, president and executive chairman of Al Fara’a Group, Dr Jawaharlal read more...
Ahmad Abdelrazaq
28
 Executive Vice President , Samsung C&T
South Korean contracting giant Samsung C&T achieved revenues just shy of $12bn (KRW13.05bn) in its read more...
Fakher Al Shawaf
29
 General Manager , Al Bawani
Fakher Al Shawaf’s Al Bawani performed solidly in 2015. The Saudi Arabian contractor achieved revenues read more...
Mohammed Al Rais
30
 Regional president , Hill International
Hill International’s Mohammed Al Rais has had a busy 12 months. Since his promotion to read more...
HE Abdulla Al Habbai
31
Chairman , Meraas Holding Group
HE Abdulla Ahmed Mohammed Al Habbai and his team at Meraas certainly haven’t been taking read more...
José Antonio López-Monís
32
 CEO and Managing Director , Habtoor Leighton Group
José Antonio López-Monís and his colleagues at Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) have made significant inroads read more...
Moafaq Al Gaddah
33
 Chairman , MAG Group
Moafaq Al Gaddah’s MAG Group has made significant inroads in the UAE’s burgeoning industrial real read more...
Luay Khoury
34
 Vice Chairman , Projacs International
Luay Khoury and his colleagues at Projacs have certainly had an interesting 12 months. In read more...
Derek Lewis
35
 Director of construction , Al-Futtaim Carillion
As director of construction at UAE-headquartered Al-Futtaim Carillion, Derek Lewis is responsible for almost 4,000 read more...
Imad Gholmieh
36
 Managing Director , NESMA
In his position as managing director of Saudi Arabia’s Nesma & Partners, Imad Gholmieh is read more...
PNC Menon
37
 Chairman , Sobha Group
PNC Menon’s Sobha Group has enjoyed a busy year in the UAE. In addition to read more...
Fawwaz Al-Khodari
38
 CEO , Abdullah A M Al-Khodari Sons Co
Following its initial public offering (IPO) in 2010, Fawwaz Al-Khodari’s Abdullah A M Al-Khodari Sons read more...
Abdulrahman Al-Marouf
39
 Chairman , Combined Group Contracting Company
In 2015, Abdulrahman Al-Marouf’s Combined Group Contracting Company achieved revenues of $833.2m (KWD250.2m). The firm read more...
Devaki Khimji
40
 Executive Director , Al Turki Enterprises
Established in 1976, Al Turki Enterprises (ATE) has grown to become a firm fixture within read more...
SN Subrahmanyan
41
Head of Construction , LArsen & Toubro
SN Subrahmanyan, head of construction at Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has enjoyed a productive year read more...
Andrew Elias
42
 CEO and Board Member , Kele Contracting
As CEO of UAE-headquartered Kele Contracting, Andrew Elias and his colleagues have spent the past read more...
Mohamed Al Kubaisi
43
 Chairman , Midmac
In April 2016, it was announced that as part of a joint venture with Porr read more...
Dr Hamed Al Dhahab
44
 CEO , Al Watanyiah United Eng & Contracting Co
Formerly known as National United Engineering & Contracting Co (NUEC), Oman-headquartered Al Watanyiah United Engineering read more...
Yousef Al Shelash
45
 Chairman , Dar Al-Arkan
Saudi Arabian developer, Dar Al-Arkan, recorded a net profit of $15.43m (SAR57.85m) during the first read more...
John Ferguson
46
 Executive Chairman – Middle East , Brookfield Multiplex
In August 2015, John Ferguson and his colleagues at Brookfield Multiplex (BM) enjoyed a significant read more...
Richard Beard
47
 Managing Director , Ramboll Middle East
Ramboll enjoyed a positive year in 2015, with total revenues amounting to $1.59bn (EUR1.4bn). In read more...
Ahmad K Al Marri
48
 General Manager , Union Properties
It has been a year of consolidation for Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri and his team read more...
 Abdul R S Al Ghurair
49
 Chairman , Al Ghurair Group
As chairman of Dubai-based Al Ghurair Group, Abdul Rahman Saif Al Ghurair’s reach extends far read more...
Joseph Daher
50
 CEO , AlMabani General Contractors
Joseph Daher and his colleagues at Almabani General Contractors have been amongst the most active read more...
Ravi Pillai
51
Chairman , RP Group
Dr Ravi Pillai’s RP Group has enjoyed significant success in growing its regional footprint. The read more...
Ibrahim Jaidah
52
 CEO , Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB)
Ibrahim Jaidah’s Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB) is supporting projects across a broad range of disciplines, read more...
Ayman Hariri
53
 Vice Chairman & Deputy CEO , Saudi Oger
Ayman Hariri and his colleagues at Saudi Oger have had to weather a tough 12 read more...
Sheikh Mohammed A Al Fouzan
54
 CEO , Al-Fouzan Trading & Contracting
Sheikh Mohammed A Al Fouzan’s Saudi Arabia-headquartered Al-Fouzan Trading & Contracting boasts a range of read more...
Abdallah Yabroudi
55
 CEO , Dubai Contracting Company
The Yabroudi family has been a fixture of the UAE’s construction community for more than read more...
Antoine Najjar
56
 Managing Director , Ahmadiah
As managing director of Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company, Antoine Najjar is responsible for one read more...
Riyadh Al Saleh
57
CEO , Kharafi National
Riyadh Al Saleh’s Kharafi National has enjoyed a strong 12 months, and not just in read more...
Mark Andrews
58
 Managing Director , Laing O’Rourke
Mark Andrews, MD of contractor Laing O’Rourke, is this year’s highest new entry. Andrews, who read more...
Brian Johnson
59
 Founder , Godwin Austin Johnson (GAJ)
Brian Johnson, one of the founding fathers of Godwin Austin Johnson (GAJ) Architects, boasts offices read more...
Bob Hope
60
 CEO , SSH
As chief executive officer of SSH, Bob Hope is responsible for a regional workforce in read more...
HE Ali Al Mansoori
61
Chairman ,Tourism Development & Investment Company
HE Ali Al Mansoori’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has been prolific during the read more...
Thomas Stiegler
62
 CEO Middle East ,Porr Group
During the past year, Porr Qatar has succeeded in securing two major contracts in its read more...
Sachin Kerur
63
 Partner and Head of Middle East , Pinsent Masons
As partner at Pinsent Masons, and head of its Middle East operations, Sachin Kerur is read more...
Chris Preece
64
 CEO ,Mushrif Trading & Contracting
Mushrif Trading & Contracting achieved revenues of $165.5m (KWD50m) in 2015, 2.1% of which was read more...
Donna Sultan
65
 CEO ,KEO International Consultants
KEO International Consultants has completed a large number of GCC projects during the past year. read more...
Mohammed Al Khadar
66
 Executive Director ,Abu Dhabi UPC
Mohammed Al Khadar and his colleagues at Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (Abu Dhabi UPC) read more...
Vedat Koca
67
 CEO ,STFA
STFA boasts a strong footprint not only in its domestic market, but also in the read more...
James Wilson
68
 CEO ,Omran
In January this year, the board of directors of Oman Tourism Development Co (Omran) appointed read more...
Rizwan Sajan
69
Chairman ,Danube Group
Since the establishment of Danube Properties in 2014, Rizwan Sajan’s Danube Group has been amongst read more...
Ahmed M Alhatti
70
President ,Cayan Group
Construction giant, Cayan Group, recorded 27% profit on its revenues in 2015. With headquarters in read more...
Burak Kizilhan
71
Board Member ,AE Arma-Elektropanç
Turkey-headquartered AE Arma-Elektropanç recorded $169m in revenues for the financial year ending 31 December, 2015, read more...
Abie Musa
72
Managing Director ,MVL Group
Despite the recent global oil price slump that has driven a slowdown in regional construction read more...
Rahail Aslam
73
Group Chief Executive Officer ,Select Group
UAE-headquartered Select Group currently has 65.1ha of developments under construction across its portfolio, with approximately read more...
Campbell Gray
74
Managing Director ,Faithful+Gould
Faithful+Gould has had a productive year. The international consultancy’s Middle East revenues grew by 15% read more...
Dr Kassem Rahal
75
General Manager ,Al Rostamani Pegel
Dr Kassem Rahal joined UAE-based Al Rostamani Pegel (ARP) in August 2014 as its general read more...
Hamish Tyrwhitt
76
Group CEO ,Depa
Hamish Tyrwhitt was appointed the new group CEO of Depa in April 2016, following the read more...
Nabil Al Khaja
77
Chief Projects Officer ,wasl
Nabil Al Khaja has been associated with wasl Asset Management for more than six years read more...
M Vasanth Kumar
78
 CEO ,Arabian MEP Contracting
Under the supervision of CEO M Vasanth Kumar, Arabian MEP Contracting has expanded both horizontally read more...
Neil Reynolds
79
Regional Managing Director ,CH2M
Chartered engineer Neil Reynolds was appointed regional managing director for CH2M’s operations in the Middle read more...
Saeed H Al Tayer
80
Chairman & CEO ,Meydan Group
As the chairman of the board and the chief executive officer of one of the read more...
Alan McCready
81
Managing Director ,ISG Middle East
Despite the region’s economic challenges, Alan McCready, managing director of ISG Middle East, has enjoyed read more...
Oliver Plunkett
82
Managing Director ME ,Buro Happold
After leading Buro Happold’s activities in Saudi Arabia for seven years, Oliver Plunkett was handed read more...
Dr Najib Khatib
83
CEO and Partner ,Khatib & Alami
Launched in Lebanon in 1964, Khatib & Alami (K&A) now operates throughout the GCC, in read more...
Masood Raza
84
General Manager ,Jumbo Engineering
Starting out as a modest electronics store, Jumbo Group has transformed into a regional conglomerate read more...
Yahya Jan
85
Vice President ,NORR Group Consultants
With 25 years of global industry experience, Yahya Jan has been leading NORR’s Middle East read more...
Muhammad Sultan Al Salmy
86
Managing Director and Partner ,Hoehler+AlSalmy
Designing something that will stand out as an architectural marvel is something architect Hoehler+AlSalmy has read more...
Zaal Mohammad Zaal
87
Chairman and Founder ,Al Barari
The Zaal family traces its regional roots back to the early 19th century. Founder and read more...
Jamil Jadallah
88
Managing Director ,National Engineering Bureau
Founded in 1984, National Engineering Bureau (NEB) has steadily carved out a strong reputation for read more...
Simon Karam
89
Director ,Sarooj Group
Simon Karam, a Lebanese national, arrived in Oman more than 45 years ago, and hasn’t read more...
Daousser Chennoufi
90
CEO and Key Architect ,Draw Link group
Dubai’s Draw Link Group had a busy logbook in 2015, and the company looks set read more...
Mohandass Saini
91
CEO ,Shapoorji Pallonji International
Mohandass Saini has been the chief executive officer and managing director of Shapoorji Pallonji International read more...
Ahmed M Osman
92
Managing Principal ,DeSimone
In the 10 years that Ahmed M Osman, managing principal of DeSimone Consulting Engineers, has read more...
Steve Lever
93
CEO ,Al Naboodah Construction
Steve Lever is the chief executive officer of Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG). ANCG is read more...
Benoy Kurien
94
General Manager ,Al Hamra
Benoy Kurien, the general manager of UAE-based Al Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED), said he read more...
Rajesh Kumar
95
Chairman ,Beaver Gulf
Dubai-based contractor, Beaver Gulf Group has steadily built up its UAE project portfolio since its read more...
David James Lessard
96
Director of Architecture ,Perkins+Will
Perkins+Will is keen to expand on its sustainability mandate this year, according to its director read more...
Stephan Frantzen
97
Group Director ,P&T Architects
During his eight-year tenure with Hong Kong-headquartered P&T Architects, Stephan Frantzen has driven the company read more...
Ralf Steinhauer
98
Director ,RSP
Ralf Steinhauer, regional director of RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, has more than 10 years read more...
Issam Khoury
99
Vice President ,NSCC
With more than 20 years under his belt, Issam Khoury, vice president of the Abu read more...
Ivar Krasinski
100
Founding Partner ,Edge
Edge’s founding partner and design director, Ivar Krasinski, has spent 11 years working in the read more...

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