Company: Dar Al Arkan
Yousef Al Shelash is head of Saudi Arabia’s biggest listed property development company, Dar Al Arkan, which was founded by six families in 1994. The company’s project portfolio includes numerous residential projects in and around Riyadh. “We are a purely private company, and at the end of the day we would like our relationship with the government to be stable,” Al Arkan told Construction Week. But he is not afraid to offer constructive criticism where he feels it is required, including the view that not enough is currently being done to meet the growing need for new homes in the Kingdom.