Global Meets Local – Top 50 Executives Regional Executives Heading International Companies
Rank: #9

Yu Tao

Sector: Construction
Company: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Designation: President & CEO, Middle East
Nationality: Chinese
Headquarters: China
Local Headquarters: U.A.E.
Tao became the founding Managing Director of China State Construction and Engineering in the Middle East in 2004. Today it is among the largest construction companies in the region and employs over 13,500 people. Tao has encouraged the early adoption of new technologies such as virtual reality, 3D printing and drones. Under his leadership, the company completed the 323 National Housing Project in Sharjah in 2020. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Chinese Business Council in the U.A.E., and the team leader of the preparatory team for the China International School, which is Dubai’s first ever Chinese school.