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Power Hour 2020: Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC, Ranks 1st

Photo: Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC

CBNME’S Power Hour Annual List of the Middle East’s Top 60 features the most prominent Contractors, Real estate Developers, Consultants, Architects, Facilities Management, Asset Management Companies, and so much more that encapsulates the construction industry.

These influential leaders have reshaped the industry with their introduction of new innovative strategies and thought leadership that makes them stand apart in 2020.

You can check out the full coverage of the Power Hour here.


ALEC’s CEO, Kez Taylor, a stalwart in the construction industry, has been ranked first on CBNME Power Hour List.

Kez Taylor has been CEO of ALEC for 20 years and has led ALEC’s work on some of the Gulf’s most high profile projects especially in the UAE.

At the forefront of Kez’s vision has been the implementation of new technology and innovation. As such, ALEC has driven several initiatives to realise its vision to be the leading innovative construction group in the region. In addition to having an innovation department that drives and assists with over 100 innovative initiatives per year, ALEC introduced numerous developments occurring in their digital transformation space. 2019 was a strategic year for ALEC in assessing where they were at, in terms of the available technology in the market, the needs of their customers both internally and externally, and the most effective path forward to aid ALEC in driving business prospects. As 2020 rolls on, ALEC has been implementing its plan from the previous year, upskilling their teams, aligning their initiatives’ capabilities, and scaling value to ALEC’s people and their staff.

Kez further added: “ALEC has been a leader in the UAE construction industry mainly due to the different mindset and willingness always to revamp and improve processes and procedures. Our people thrive for continuous improvement, learning & development. Thus every new project applies learnings from the previous ones, which increased our market competitiveness.

ALEC can be considered in the middle of digital transformation across many elements, including implementing a new ERP, increasing BIM utilization, and using software and digital solutions across different processes to become information-enabled, leading to a data-driven decision making.”

Over the past 12 months, ALEC has worked on several of of Dubai’s most high-profile projects including the expansion of Al Maktoum International Airport, The Residences at Marina Gate 2, Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, Tower 9, Dubai Hills Regional Mall, Dubai Creek Harbour Retail District, One Za’abeel, Expo2020 – Conference & Exhibition Centre, Expo2020 – Mobility Pavilion, and Expo 2020: KSA Pavilion.