Indian-born Dubai real estate leader, PNC Menon, founder and chairman of Sobha Group, is a familiar face around the Middle East's construction industry.
Now, Menon is charting Sobha's future trajectory as he readies to eventually step down from the company. Among his plans for the years to come are the construction of a skyscraper on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road to serve as Sobha Group's new headquarters, and a growth strategy to drive the company towards an initial public offering.
A native of Kerala’s Thrissur city, Menon started his construction career in the sultanate before expanding it to Dubai. Today, the company's operations span cities such as Brunei and Tanzania, with one of the units also listed on India’s Bombay Stock Exchange.
In this video, Menon speaks to Construction Week's deputy editor, Oscar Rousseau, about Sobha Group's IPO plans; the dream tower he intends to build on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road as Sobha's new HQ; and his roadmap to retirement.
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