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Power Hour 2020: Rankings 2 & 3

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.

2. Yu Tao, President and CEO of CSCEC ME

With over 20 years’ extensive overseas experience in the management of corporate affairs and construction projects, Mr. Yu is currently the President & CEO of CSCEC ME and further oversees CSCEC’s direct regional operations in the GCC as well as in other countries in the Middle East.

Under Mr. Yu’s leadership, CSCEC ME has become a recognized, prestigious and respected company across the region. Mr. Yu has led the successful diversification of CSCEC ME from a conventional building contractor to a comprehensive total solution provider with proven capability in diverse sectors of the construction industry in the Middle East. After more than a decade’s development, the company now offers Clients a full range of services from Contracting, Design and Build to Project Financing, extending beyond Building and Infrastructure into MEP, Steelwork, Industrial, Oil and Gas and Rail projects.


3. Ahmed Abu Hashima, CEO of Egyptian Steel & Egyptian Cement

Ahmed Abu Hashima is known as a remarkable young self-made patriotic Egyptian entrepreneur whose ambition has no limits, success for him is a decision, and his time is gold. Abou Hashima founded Egyptian Steel Group in the year 2010 and, in 2017, would establish Egyptian Cement and Egyptian Contracting, where he created what he calls “a one-stop shop for building materials.” After January 2011, he took a calculated risk and pumped 1 billion dollar investments into Egyptian Steel, which eventually paid off. Over 6 billion pounds were invested into Egyptian Building Material Group “Egyptian Cement.”

They established a new Egyptian Cement Plant in Sohag, which is boasting a production capacity of 2 million tons per year. He was also the founder of the Egyptian Media group. A conglomerate of all types of media services that he established intending to develop the media sector in Egypt and provide the quality and expertise to regain Egyptian leadership in the regional market.