Top 100 CEOs In The
Middle East 2022

52. Shadi Malak

Designation: CEO
Company: Etihad Rail
Country: U.A.E.
Nationality: Emirati
Sector: Transportation

Malak has been CEO of Etihad Rail since 2018. The project was established in 2009 and is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the U.A.E.’s history. Stage two of the project, to join Ghuwaifat on the border with Saudi Arabia to Fujairah, began construction in January 2020. It has awarded contracts worth approximately $4.9 billion. Additional routes are expected to carry 36.5 million passengers per year by 2030.