2015 Construction Week Power 100
Mon 15 Jun 2015 05:34 AM
Simon Karam
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Simon Karam

Company: Sarooj Construction

Designation: Chairman

Simon Karam, a Lebanese national, arrived in Oman more than four decades ago, and hasn’t looked back since. Now 72, Karam graduated initially from St Joseph’s University in Beirut before going on to complete a postgraduate course at one of France’s Grands Ecoles – l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts-et-Chaussees in Paris – and spent his first two years after graduating with Lebanese construction company CAT Group, working on road projects in Saudi Arabia. Sarooj Construction’s portfolio boasts projects such as Madinat Sultan Qaboos, bottling plants for Tanuf Mineral Water, RC Cola and 7Up in Muscat and Cairo, and infrastructure projects including the first water distribution networks in parts of Muscat, Nizwa, Sur and several other locations.