10. Ahmad Osman, managing principle, Desimone Consulting Engineers (Power 100 ranking: 73)

DeSimone Consulting Engineers can boast a portfolio comprising high-profile UAE developments such as the Sheikh Khalifa Mosque in Al Ain, and Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Visitor Centre, Zayed Military Hospital, and Saadiyat Island Beach Resort.

Led by managing principal Ahmed Osman, the structural engineering firm is also providing its services for Wasl Asset Management’s 302m-tall sloped tower in Dubai, and the two 30-storey Reem Towers in Abu Dhabi. There are also several entertainment-related projects under way in Abu Dhabi, as well as defence projects in the UAE, and various retrofitting projects in other Gulf countries.

Founded in New York in 1969, DeSimone Consulting Engineers provides structural and façade engineering, and forensic and multi-disciplinary property loss consulting services for most types of buildings and equipment. The firm has offices in the US, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.

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