Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company
Stephen Rothel is boss of the $1.3bn Bahrain Financial Harbour, a high-profile master-planned development aimed at creating a complete financial city, reinforcing the country’s claim to be the financial capital of the Middle East.
Before joining BFH in 2006, Rothel spent over 25 years working with leading international real estate and infrastructure firms such as Grocon Construction Pty Ltd, Jones Lang LaSalle and CB Richard Ellis.
He completed nine years as a state development manager at Grocon, Australia's largest private development and construction company, where he was responsible for the entire value cycle, from identifying and securing new major property developments to delivering them to their successful conclusions.
He has also been associated with some of Australia's key landmark projects including Queen Victoria, a mixed-use development, and Eureka Tower, then the world's tallest residential building.
An Associate of the Australian Institute of Valuers & Land Economists and an Associate of Real Estate Institute of Victoria, Rothel is also a member of the Property Council of Australia.