9. Steve Flint, Khansaheb

Group general manager for UAE-based Khansaheb Civil Engineering, Steve Flint, and his team of construction professionals, have completed a host of projects in Dubai in the past 12 months. These have included the 249-unit Serenia Residences on the Palm Jumeirah; Gate Village Building 11, known as The Exchange, at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); and Phase 1 of a refurbishment project at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. It also completed Phase 1 of Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre project in the emirate of Ajman. During the coming year, Khansaheb will be working as main contractor on projects such as the Ajman City Centre expansion and refurbishment; Phase 2 of Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s refurbishment project; and the Gate Building refit and Coffee Zone development at DIFC.

While Flint lists low liquidity as one of challenges that contractors might have to contend with in the months to come, Khansaheb has a $2m (AED7.35m) budget dedicated to expanding its offering through the use of technology.