Jamal Abdullah Lootah has once again taken centre stage on fmME’s Power 40 listing, clinching the top spot for a third year in a row.
As Imdaad’s CEO, he has led his company through another successful year, adding a number of high-profile projects under the company’s portfolio. These include a TFM contract with Musanada to service mosques in Al Ain, overseeing the management for bus stations in Abu Dhabi, as well securing the high-profile Qatar Museum FM contract.
Throughout the year, Lootah picked up numerous accolades, including being named one of the winners at the 12th Middle East CEO Excellence Awards and the 4th Middle East Future Excellence Awards.
Imdaad was also recognised as Green FM Organisation of the Year by Emirates GBC.
For the first time, Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, and Ian Harfield, CEO of Cofely Besix FM, are also present on the list.
Oberlin and the team at Farnek have made significant gains this year, picking up more than 50 contacts since last year’s ranking.
Additionally, the FM provider picked up a handful of accolades at the 2015 fmME Awards, which included CSI Initiative of the Year and Overall FM Company of the Year.
Meanwhile, Harfield and Cofely Besix FM (CBMF), achieved regional milestones in 2015, nabbing the firm’s first data centre maintenance contract with The Gulf Data Hub.
CBFM also secured an agreement to oversee management of the Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) of Khalifa Port.
Lastly, Dr. Hayan Sayed, CEO of ETA FM, left an incredible mark this year with a first-time appearance on both the top ten and the Power list itself.
Over 2015, the company acquired roughly $122mn (AED450mn) worth of new business, and expects a turnover of $272mn (AED1bn).
The business also reported a growth rate of 7% year-on-year, and operating profits of at least 15%.