15. Yu Tao

Company: China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME)
Designation: President and CEO
Sector: Construction
Nationality: Chinese
Global headquarters: China
Residence: U.A.E.

Tao has been leading CSCEC Middle East’s operations since 2004. CSCEC Middle East employs 10,000 people. While doubling down on the potential in the U.A.E., the company is also exploring new markets, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, and Eastern Europe. In June 2022, it was awarded a Joint Venture drill and blast tunneling contract in NEOM. Tao was previously deputy managing director at China Construction (South Pacific) Development Co Pte Ltd, a CSCEC subsidiary in Singapore covering operations in Southeast Asia.