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2017 Construction week power 100
Construction Week's annual ranking of the most influential people in the Middle East's construction industry
KEZ TAYLOR
1
CEO ,ALEC
Topping Construction Week’s 2017 Power 100 is last year’s runner up, Kez Taylor. As chief read more...
YU TAO
2
President and CEO ,CSCEC ME
As president and chief executive officer of China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC read more...
SAMER KHOURY
3
President – Engineering and Construction ,CCC
In third position on Construction Week’s 2017 Power 100, climing two places from his previous read more...
GHASSAN MEREHBI
4
Chairman and Founder ,Arabian Construction Company
Ghassan Merehbi, president and founder of Arabian Construction Company (ACC), has enjoyed a particularly busy read more...
HAMISH TYRWHITT
5
Group CEO, Arabtec Holding | Group CEO ,Depa
In what looks to be a Construction Week Power 100 record, Hamish Tyrwhitt has climbed read more...
EMAD AZMY
6
President ,ASGC
As president of UAE-based contractor, ASGC, Emad Azmy has enjoyed solid levels of business during read more...
SANI ŞENER
7
President and CEO ,TAV Group
As president and chief executive officer of TAV Group, Sani Sener and his colleagues have read more...
KHALED MUSAED EL SEIF
8
Chairman ,El Seif Engineering Contracting Co
As chairman of Saudi Arabia-based El Seif Engineering Contracting Company, Khaled Musaed El Seif presides read more...
MOHAMED ALABBAR
9
Chairman ,Emaar Properties
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of UAE-headquartered Emaar Properties and the highest-ranking developer on Construction Week’s 2017 read more...
BAKR BIN LADEN
10
Chairman ,Saudi Binladin Group
It’s been another difficult year for Bakr Bin Laden, chairman of Saudi Arabia’s ailing contracting read more...
PIERRE SIRONVAL
11
Managing Director ,Six Construc
As managing director of Six Construct, the wholly owned Middle East subsidiary of Belgium’s Besix read more...
STEPHEN FLINT
12
Group Manager | Director ,Khansaheb | Interserve
Stephen Flint, group general manager of UAE-based Khansaheb and director of the contractor’s UK-headquartered parent read more...
PATRICK MCKINNEY
13
Area Director ,Middle East and Gulf States, BAM International
Having spent the past seven years as BAM International’s area director for the Middle East read more...
GREG KANE
14
Managing Director ,Middle East, WSP
A newcomer to Construction Week’s Power 100, Greg Kane replaced Tom Bower as WSP’s Middle read more...
HAMED ZAGHW
15
CEO ,Aecom
Hamed Zaghw is the chief executive officer for Aecom’s Middle East operation. Zaghw, who joined read more...
ALI RASHID LOOTAH
16
Chairman ,Nakheel Properties
Driven by chairman Ali Rashid Lootah, Nakheel Properties has had a positive start to the read more...
TALAL AL DHIYEBI
17
CEO ,Aldar Properties
The first quarter of 2017 has been a happy one for Talal Al Dhiyebi, chief read more...
SIMON MOON
18
CEO ,MEA, Atkins
The last year has been a positive one for Simon Moon, chief executive officer of read more...
GARY ADAMS
19
President ,MEA, Parsons Corp
US-headquartered Parsons Corporation’s president for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Gary Adams, is read more...
WAEL ALLAN
20
Group CEO ,Drake & Scull International PJSC
Drake & Scull International’s (DSI’s) overall revenue for fiscal year 2016 fell to $898,500 (AED3.3m), read more...
HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN ALWALEED BIN TALAL
21
Founder and Chairman ,KBW Investments
Despite having only established his portfolio group, KBW Investments, four years ago, HRH Prince Khaled read more...
HUSSAIN SAJWANI
22
Founder and Chairman ,Damac Properties
The first quarter of 2017 was a productive one for Damac Properties, with the company read more...
DAVID WELCH
23
President for International and Government Affairs ,Bechtel
David Welch, the president for international and government affairs at Bechtel, and his colleagues, are read more...
OSAMA BISHAI
24
CEO ,Orascom Construction
Orascom’s chief executive officer, Osama Bishai, has been with the company since 1985, and is read more...
AHMAD ABDELRAZAQ
25
Executive Vice President ,Samsung C&T
South Korea-headquartered contracting company, Samsung C&T, generated around $25bn in revenues during the 2016 financial read more...
WILLIAM HADDAD
26
Chairman and Founder ,MACE
Since its inception in 1968, Mechanical and Civil Engineering (MACE) Contractors has identified “service to read more...
IMAD GHOLMIEH
27
President and CEO ,Nesma & Partners
Climbing nine spots on the list, from 36 in 2016 to 27 this year, is read more...
FAKHER AL SHAWAF
28
CEO ,Al Bawani
Low liquidity, delayed payments, and an overall challenging market may be a reality for a read more...
TALAL MOAFAQ AL GADDAH
29
CEO ,MAG Property Development
The property arm of MAG Group, MAG Property Development (MAG PD), has high expectations for read more...
DEREK LEWIS
30
Director of Construction ,Al-Futtaim Carillion
The past year has been a busy one for Derek Lewis and Al-Futtaim Carillion (AFC). read more...
ASHRAF AL-GARF
31
CEO ,Projacs
As chief executive officer of Projacs, Ashraf Al-Garf is responsible for the company’s 508 full-time read more...
PNC MENON
32
Founder and Chairman ,Sobha Group
Originally from Kerala, India, PNC Menon has been operating in the Middle East market since read more...
MOHAMMED AL RAIS
33
Regional President for Project Management ,Hill International
This year did not start off on an auspicious note for Mohammed Al Rais and read more...
DEVAKI KHIMJI
34
Executive Director ,Al Tasnim Group
The second half of 2016 up until the first quarter of this year was a read more...
MARCUS TRUSCOTT
35
Managing Director ,Multiplex
Although he has only been the managing director of Multiplex for two years, Marcus Truscott read more...
ABDULLA LAHEJ
36
CEO ,Dubai Properties
As chief executive officer of Dubai Properties, Abdulla Lahej has enjoyed a fruitful 12 months. read more...
SN SUBRAHMANYAN
37
Deputy Managing Director and President ,Larsen & Toubro
In addition to being the deputy managing director and president of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), read more...
YOUSEF BIN ABDULLAH AL-SHELASH
38
Chairman ,Dar Al-Arkan
The first half of 2017 has been an eventful one for Yousef Bin Abdullah Al-Shelash. read more...
MARK ANDREWS
39
Managing Director ,Laing O’Rourke
Last year’s highest new entry, at 58, Laing O’Rourke’s managing director has climbed nearly 20 read more...
RICHARD BEARD
40
Managing Director ,Ramboll Middle East and Asia
In December 2016, Richard Beard’s areas of responsibility grew to include India and Singapore; hence, read more...
WAQAS AL ADAWI
41
S&T Group ,Vice Chairman
A new entry on the list, Waqas Al Adawi has been with S&T Group for read more...
IBRAHIM SAEED LOOTAH
42
Chairman ,Lootah Group of Companies
Ibrahim Saeed Lootah’s involvement in the UAE’s construction sector is not limited to his role read more...
ABDALLAH HASAN YABROUDI
43
CEO ,DCC Group
Having served as the chief executive officer of DCC Group for nearly 15 years, Abdallah read more...
RIYADH AL SALEH
44
CEO ,Kharafi National
Under the leadership of its chief executive officer, Riyadh Al Saleh, Kuwait-based construction firm, Kharafi read more...
AHMAD KHALAF AL MARRI
45
General Manager ,Union Properties
As general manager of Union Properties, Ahmad Khalaf Al Marri oversees the implementation of the read more...
DR KAMIRAN IBRAHIM
46
Middle East CEO ,Arcadis
A new entry on the list, Dr Kamiran Ibrahim’s promotion to chief executive officer of read more...
BRIAN JOHNSON
47
Managing Partner ,Godwin Austen Johnson (GAJ)
Like many in the region’s construction industry, Brian Johnson has high expectations from large-scale events read more...
BOB HOPE
48
CEO ,SSH
Bob Hope has been the chief executive officer of SSH for four years. In this read more...
NAVIN VALRANI
49
CEO ,Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering
As the chief executive officer of Al Shirawi Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Navin Valrani is read more...
ALI MOHAMED SADIQ AL BLOUSHI
50
Chairman ,Ghantoot Group of Companies
In his role as chairman, Ali Mohamed Sadiq Al Bloushi has led Ghantoot Group’s growth read more...
DONNA SULTAN
51
President and CEO ,KEO International Consultants
Donna Sultan has played a huge role in getting KEO International Consultants to where it read more...
RAHAIL ASLAM
53
Group CEO ,Select Group
As the group chief executive officer of Select Group, Rahail Aslam is responsible for 527 read more...
AHMED ALHATTI
54
President and Chairman ,Cayan Group
With more than 20 years of experience in investment and financial services and 13 years read more...
ABIE MUSA
56
CEO ,MVL
MVL’s chief executive officer, Abie Musa, lists Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait as the company’s read more...
SAEED MOHAMMED AL QATAMI
57
CEO ,Deyaar Development
UAE-based developer, Deyaar Development, is heading for imminent completion on two mixed-use projects in Dubai read more...
CAMPBELL GRAY
58
Managing Director ,Faithful+Gould
Faithful+Gould’s (F+G) managing director for the Middle East, Campbell Gray, is celebrating a significant company read more...
RIZWAN SAJAN
59
Founder and Chairman ,Danube Group
The founder and chairman of Danube Group has never let reports of market troubles in read more...
MARC HEERINK
60
Vice President , Energy and Chemicals, Fluor
Appointed as Fluor’s vice president of energy and chemicals for Europe, Africa, and the Middle read more...
JAWAHARLAL R GANGARAMANI
61
President and Executive Chairman ,Al Fara’a
With operations in Oman, the UAE, and Kuwait, and an 18,000-strong workforce, JR Gangaramani’s Al read more...
FAWWAZ AL-KHODARI
62
CEO ,Abdullah A M Al-Khodari Sons
The last 12 months have been challenging for most companies involved in Saudi Arabia’s construction read more...
SULAIMAN ABDUL RAHMAN AL MAROUF
63
Chairman ,Combined Group Contracting
Sulaiman Al Marouf is the chairman of Kuwaiti firm, Combined Group Contracting (CGC), which was read more...
FAISAL BOUZO
64
Co-founder and Managing Partner ,Construction & Planning Co
<p>Faisal Bouzo is the co-founder and managing partner of Construction &amp; Planning Co Ltd (C&amp;P), read more...
JOON HUN KIM
65
Managing Director ,Middle East, Ssangyong E&C
Joon Hun Kim is the managing director of Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co’s (Ssangyong E&C) read more...
MOHAMMAD AL-SHAYE
66
Chairman ,Al Mabani General Contractors Company
Al Mabani General Contractors Company has registered a positive performance in 2016, despite a slowdown read more...
MUHAMMAD SULTAN AL SALMY
67
Managing Director, Partner, and Lead Architect ,Hoehler + alSalmy
Muhammad Sultan Al Salmy, managing director, partner, and lead architect at Hoehler + alSalmy, has read more...
EMAD JABER
68
Founder and Managing Partner ,Lacasa
Emad Jaber, founder and managing partner of architecture and engineering consultancy, Lacasa, is optimistic about read more...
YAHYA JAN
69
President and Design Director ,Middle East, NORR
The NORR team has a busy year to look forward to. Led by Middle East read more...
RAVI PILLAI
70
Chairman ,RP Group
The last 12 months have been busy for Ravi Pillai, chairman of RP Group, which read more...
ANTOINE NAJJAR
71
CEO ,Ahmadiah Group
The Ahmadiah Group was established in 1954 by Abdulatif F Al Thuwainy and Eng Nagib read more...
MOHAN SAINI
72
CEO and Managing Director ,Shapoorji Pallonji International
Mohan Saini is the chief executive officer and managing director of Shapoorji Pallonji International (SPINT), read more...
HE MOHAMED KHALIFA AL MUBARAK
73
Chairman ,TDIC
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) was created as the tourism asset management and development read more...
DR KASSEM RAHAL
74
General Manager ,Al Rostamani Pegel
Dr Kassem Rahal has been the general manager of UAE-based contractor, Al Rostamani Pegel (ARP), read more...
HESHAM AL QASSIM
75
CEO ,Wasl Asset Management Group
HE Hesham Al Qassim is Wasl Asset Management Group’s chief executive officer, and also acts read more...
NEIL REYNOLDS
76
Senior Vice-president and Managing Director ,MENAI, CH2M
Neil Reynolds is the senior vice-president (SVP) and managing director  (MD) of engineering company CH2M’s read more...
SAEED AL TAYER
77
Chairman and CEO ,Meydan Group
STEVE RAMSDEN
78
Managing Director ,ISG Middle East
Led by regional managing director, Steve Ramsden, fit-out contractor ISG Middle East – part of read more...
OLIVER PLUNKETT
79
Managing Director ,MEAI, Buro Happold
Oliver Plunkett is the managing director for British engineering consultancy Buro Happold’s Middle East, Asia, read more...
MUSTAFA KARAKUS
80
President ,STFA Construction Group
Mustafa Karakus has been the president of STFA Construction Group since 2011. Karakusş started his read more...
DR NAJIB KHATIB
81
Chairman and CEO ,Khatib & Alami
Dr Najib Khatib was named chairman of Khatib & Alami (K&A) in February 2017, and read more...
MASOOD RAZA
82
General Manager ,Jumbo Engineering
Masood Raza is currently in his fourth year as the general manager of Jumbo Engineering read more...
SENAN AL NABOODAH
83
CEO ,Al Naboodah Construction Group
ENG HAMAD AL AMERI
84
Managing Director ,Trojan Holding
The last 12 months have been busy for Eng Hamad Al Ameri, managing director of read more...
JAMIL JADALLAH
85
Managing Director ,National Engineering Bureau
Jamil Jadallah, managing director of UAE-headquartered consultancy, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), will has had a read more...
SIMON KARAM
86
Director ,Sarooj Construction Company
Sarooj Construction Company (SCC) has had a positive run over the last 12 months. Director read more...
DAOUSSER CHENNOUFI
87
Principal and CEO ,Draw Link Group
Last year was a good one for the team at architecture and interior design company, read more...
STUART MCGREGOR
88
General Manager ,Trans Gulf Electromechanical
Trans Gulf Electromechanical is the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) arm of Al Naboodah Construction read more...
AHMED OSMAN
89
Managing Principal ,DeSimone Consulting Engineers
DeSimone Consulting Engineers is one of few companies that can boast a portfolio comprising high-profile read more...
RAJESH KUMAR KRISHNA
90
Chairman and CEO ,Beaver Gulf
Rajesh Kumar Krishna has been on a high over the last 12 months. The chairman read more...
BENOY KURIEN
94
GM ,Al Hamra Real Estate Development
Al Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED), a fully owned subsidiary of Al Hamra Group, has read more...
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MICHAEL MAGILL
100
MD – MENA ,RSP
Architecture company RSP celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016. Michael Magill is the managing director read more...

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