9. Patrick McKinny, area director Middle East/ Gulf states, BAM International (Power 100 ranking: 10)

During his 30-year career with BAM International, Patrick McKinney has worked in the Middle East for 22 years. He has served eight years as the company’s area director for the Middle East / Gulf States, and has built a reputation as a leader in the regional construction industry, especially within the contractor’s core market of civil and marine engineering projects.

In the last 12 months, BAM International completed Phases 1a, 1b, and 2 of Jebel Ali Container Terminal 4 in Dubai; and Phase 2 of Al Ain Stadium and Mixed-Use Development, which comprises seven five-storey apartment buildings, a 172-bed hotel, and associated infrastructure, and was named Residential Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

Looking ahead, BAM International will be involved with various projects, including Phases 1 and 2 of the Saqr Port expansion in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; the Container Terminal 4 Connection Project Packages 1 and 2 in Jebel Ali; the Jebel Ali Landfill Project for Dubai Municipality’s Drainage Lift Station; and the construction an 18,000-seat, multifunctional arena located within Abu Dhabi’s Yas integrated destination resort.