2015 Construction Week Power 100
Mon 15 Jun 2015 05:34 AM
David Welch
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David Welch

Company: Bechtel

Designation: President EMEA

If you combine his previous career in the United States’ diplomatic service and his current role at Bechtel, David Welch has been working in the Middle East for almost four decades. He says that the most significant developments he has witnessed have been driven by infrastructural investment.

Commenting on his experiences during his time in the region, Welch said: “It has been a time of great change, particularly in the GCC. Infrastructure development has had a transformational impact, coupling the GCC to emerging markets in Africa and Asia, in addition to traditional trading partners in Europe and the Americas.” 
Arguably, Bechtel’s most notable project in recent times has been Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.