2014 Construction Week Power 100
Sun 22 Jun 2014 01:01 PM
Ibrahim Jaidah
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Ibrahim Jaidah

Company: Arab Engineering Bureau

Designation: CEO

Ibrahim Jaidah can justifiably be proud of the Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), which has a portfolio of more than 1,500 in-house completed projects. The company’s CEO is at the forefront as he helps guide AEB through the plethora of construction works and contracts in Qatar, as well as tending to an extensive array of projects for private clients in places such as Abu Dhabi, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Yemen and Sudan.

The firm was founded in 1966, but by 1991 it still only had six employees when it was acquired by Jaidah. Since then, it has grown to an organisation with a team of 500.

A sustainability advocate, Jaidah was a co-founding member of Qatar’s Green Building Council and his firm was one of the first providers of Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS) to service providers.

AEB is also continuously expanding its expertise in this field to explore new sustainable design sectors.

Past projects include the masterplans for developments at Education City, Al Sidra, and the Cultural Village, as well as Barwa Real Estate’s headquarters and the Lusail Visitors Centre.
Jaidah is confident AEB can continue to grow: “The state of Qatar is going through a major construction boom, and the last 12 months brought many changes in the industry. We coped with challenges such as project scales, and the implementation of industry related-standards and time.

“Against competition and formidable odds, we managed to excel and deliver anticipated results. In the future, our firm is looking to maximise on Qatar’s current growth, but also further expand our regional presence by establishing an office in Dubai.”