Riad Tawfik Al Sadik is a distinguished name in the Middle Eastern construction industry. A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Mr Sadik, together with Mr Khalaf Habtoor, founded Al Habtoor Engineering Enterprises in 1970.Read more
Riad Tawfik Al Sadik is a distinguished name in the Middle Eastern construction industry. A graduate of the American University of Beirut, Mr Sadik, together with Mr Khalaf Habtoor, founded Al Habtoor Engineering Enterprises in 1970.
From a workforce of less than 100 and two projects worth AED120,000, the company has grown to become one of the leading construction companies in the MENA region with a workforce in excess of 25,000 and work in hand worth over AED18 billion.
The youngest son in a family of 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Mr Sadik is widely traveled. Born in Palestine, his initial years were spent in Lebanon. After graduating he trained in the United Kingdom and then spent three years working, the last year of which he was Head of Engineering for the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia.
In 1967 he moved to Dubai as the UAE became a key market in the Middle East. Mr Sadik is well known for his philanthropic activities, and he holds a wider interest in humanities. He is an avid reader of contemporary literature and an associate of several literary associations and community service organisations.
Mr Sadik also holds membership of various boards including the Board of Trustees of the American University of Sharjah, the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University Palestine, and the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Governor’s of the Pearl Initiative.
José Antonio López-Monís joined the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) as CEO and Managing Director in October 2012, and oversees the operations of one of the region’s largest diversified construction groups.Read more
José Antonio López-Monís joined the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) as CEO and Managing Director in October 2012, and oversees the operations of one of the region’s largest diversified construction groups.
José has extensive experience in international construction having worked for Dragados, S.A. of Spain – one of the world’s largest construction companies and part of the ACS Group – since 1989.
José has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction of major bridge, highway, tunnel, airport, port, flood control, rail and transit projects, as well as in the development and construction of multi-million privatization and public-private partnership (PPP) projects.
Immediately prior to joining HLG, José was Dragados’ Director of Global Business Development, reporting to the Director General of Dragados, S.A. Prior to this he was Director of Dragados’ international division and was responsible for the management and operation of Dragados, S.A., and its construction affiliates, in international markets. He has also held senior management roles with the company in USA, South Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Ecuador and Ireland.
José holds a MS Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and is a member of the National Society of Civil Engineers in Spain.
Mohammed Al Habtoor joined Al Habtoor Group in 1990 and is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Habtoor Group and a Director of the Habtoor Leighton Group.Read more
Mohammed Al Habtoor joined Al Habtoor Group in 1990 and is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Habtoor Group and a Director of the Habtoor Leighton Group.
Mohammed graduated from the ATI Career Institute (USA) where he studied Hotel and Restaurant Management and has received certificates in various other disciplines from the University of Surrey, University of Slough (UK) and the Cornell University (USA) as well as Higher Colleges of Technology and Dubai Men’s College (UAE) where he successfully completed the Management Development Program.Read less
A graduate from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering, Hamish Tyrwhitt was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Leighton Holdings in August 2011.Read more
A graduate from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Engineering, Hamish was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Leighton Holdings in August 2011. Prior to his appointment, Hamish was Managing Director of Leighton Asia Limited, Leighton Offshore and Leighton Welspun India and a Director of Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited from 2007 to 2011. Prior to this he was General Manager and Director of Leighton Contractors Victoria/SouthAustralia/Tasmania/NewZealand, and was previously Director of Leighton Contractors (Malaysia). He joined the Leighton Group in 1986 as a Project Manager with John Holland Construction (Malaysia, Laos and Thailand).
Hamish is a Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, a Member of the College of Civil Engineers, Australia and a Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.