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Sani Şener listed the most powerful 5th leader in the Gulf Region

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener ranked the fifth in the Power 100 list of Construction Week Magazine, which is one of the most prestigious publishing in the construction business, in the Gulf region. Şener became the one and only Turkish businessperson in the top 10 ranking of the list in 2018, following 2015, 2016 and 2017.

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener was listed the fifth most powerful leader of the construction companies operating in the Gulf Region by the Construction Week magazine. Şener was listed at the 10th, 9th and 7th positions in Power 100 list published in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively.

TAV Group CEO Sani Şener stated; “TAV has built up a portfolio of undertaken contracts that worth more than $20 bln since its establishment. We are consistently being listed in the world's top three contractors in the ENR lists in airport construction projects for the last five years. We have our signature at 17 airports together with the airports constructed at the seven capital cities in MENA region. We have more than 28,000 employees including 1,200 engineers in the Gulf Region. The list actually proves the success of Turkish engineering, business models, financial capabilities and brands in the world’s most challenging markets. It is the payoff for the hard work of all TAV Group employees including engineers, architects, technicians and workers assigned in the projects achieved in the Gulf region, which is a challenging and highly developed region. Henceforth, we will continue to be a true representative of our country as a global brand preferred throughout the world".

Şener in the top 10 for the last three years

The list was determined by analyzing the works of business people, employee numbers, the revenues, the current and future projects, general status in the market and operation levels in the construction sector of the region. In addition the companies were evaluated in terms of their attitudes towards economic parameters, the strategies, which they adapt to continue growth, their flexibilities and adaptation for the obstacles and problems. 

Here are the top 10 names of the year:
1- Kez Taylor – CEO, ALEC     
2- Yu Tao – President & CEO, China State
3- Hamish Tyrwhitt – Group CEO, Arabtec Holding / Depa Group
4- Emad Azmy – President, Al Shafar General Contracting
5- Sani Şener – President & CEO, TAV Group
6- Samer Khoury – President (Engineering & Construction), CCC
7- Ghassan Merehbi – Chairman, Arabian Construction Company
8- Mohammed Al Abbar – Chairman, EMAAR Properties
9- Stephen Flint - Group General Manager, Khansaheb Civil Engineering
10- Patrick McKinney - Area Director Middle East / Gulf States, BAM International