Company: Kharafi National
Designation: Chairman & CEO
Beyond its home market of Kuwait, Kharafi National has operations in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon and Bahrain. Along with its general contracting arm, the company can boast a workforce of around 30,000 people based around the GCC. Riyadh Al Saleh has been chairman and chief executive officer of the Kuwait-based firm since November 2013. The company provides a complete range of construction services for heavy industrial plants in the oil and gas, petrochemical, power, water and related sectors. Kharafi National is also exploring the opportunities to establish itself in the sub-Saharan region of Africa and to work with local companies and governments to develop infrastructure projects, including power and water.