Top CEOs In The Middle East
Rank: #72

Osama Bishai

Sector: Real Estate and Construction
Company: Orascom Construction
Designation: CEO 
Nationality: Egyptian
Residence: Egypt

Bishai oversees Orascom Construction’s global workforce of around 54,000 people in over 20 countries. He is leading the growth of the company’s US business and sits on the board of BESIX Group. Orascom Construction added around $920 million of new contracts to its backlog in Q4 2020, bringing total new awards in 2020 to $2.9 billion and consolidated backlog to $5.3 billion. The company secured an $800 million deal to develop the first phase of Cairo subway’s fourth line in partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation in November 2020. It also signed a $64 million contract with Emaar Misr to build the Vida Marina Hotel & Yacht Club in Marassi, Egypt.