3. Hamed Zaghw, chief executive - Middle East, Aecom Middle East (Power 100 ranking: 14)

A new entrant in the Construction Week Power 100 last year, Hamed Zaghw took on the role of chief executive officer at Aecom Middle East in October 2016.

In the past year, the company’s project portfolio has included Dubai’s Damac Heights development and Clemenceau Medical Centre; the Four Seasons, Abu Dhabi; and the King Faisal Corniche Development, part of the Avenues Project in Bahrain.

The multi-service consultancy saw global revenue of $18.2bn (AED66.85bn) in the fiscal year to September 2017, and in 2018 Aecom has reported second quarter revenue of $4.8bn (AED17.63bn).

The company, which employs 1,230 full-time qualified engineers, spends approximately 1% of its Middle East payroll on training and development, and this year all Aecom employees are being supported to complete their Safeguard Licence, a programme that ensures workers have a basic level of safety, health, and environmental knowledge prior to going into the office or onto a project site.

The licence comprises eight short modules that are available through Aecom University, covering topics ranging from driver safety to office awareness and fitness for duty.

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