Company: Al-Futtaim Carillion
Designation: Managing director, UAE
Derek Lewis is the MD of Al-Futtaim Carillion (AFC) UAE, bringing 35 years’ experience in civil engineering projects worldwide. He oversees a business that employs over 8,000, and turns over $775m (£500m) annually.
AFC is one of the longest-established contractors in the region, building most of the initial towers at Dubai Marina for Emaar Properties, as well as infrastructure in Downtown Dubai – now home to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. In February 2015, AFC won two contracts – worth a combined total of $588.5m – from Dubai-based Meraas to build a mixed-use development on the Dubai Creek waterfront and ‘La Mer’ at Jumeirah in Dubai.