Almabani’s Management Team is one of the main pillars of its success, continued growth and expansion.
Most of the members have been with the company for over 30 years. Dedication, expertise, professionalism and commitment are the main drivers of the management policy.
Consistency, clarity and steadiness of purpose are cornerstones of our performance. We inspire through leadership the same principles to the new generation of staff joining the company.
We shall always seek to innovate, to upgrade our capabilities and to meet new challenges. Our mission is to treasure our rich heritage and transcend to new limits.
In the years to come, we shall continue to carry the flag. Sky is our limit, and we are fuelled by our culture of steady growth, quality work and commitment to time.
Badr Al Zuhair is the President of the Board of Advisors of Almabani General Contractors LLC, a position he has served since 2013. Born in 1984, Badr received his BA in International Business and HRM at Regent’s University London EBS.
Since 2011, Badr has personally managed his families wealth in which he oversees their assets which include banking, hospitality, hotels, and real estate which extend from the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He as well has served from 2011 until present day as the Director of Sultan Real Estate Saudi Arabia which owns the Adham Commercial Center as well as several lands in KSA.
Youssef Tohme is the Vice-Chairman and Board Member of Almabani General Contractors LLC. In his capacity, he holds directorship and executive position in the companies’ activities and business. Born in 1974, Youssef has received both his Bachelors’ and Masters’ degree in Civil Engineering from the City University in London. He has been certified by The College of Petroleum & Energy / Oxford Princeton Program in International Energy Supply, Transportation, Refining & Trading and Energy Derivatives & Options Energy Risks. Youssef started his professional life working in the Oil and Gas energy field for almost 10 years covering the Levant and West African continent. He was Chief Executive Officer of Levant Oil and Board member in a number of energy trading companies before joining Almabani in 2009. He also sits as a board member in a number of companies involved in hotel tourism & hospitality, real estate development and agriculture.
Joseph Daher is the Chief Executive Officer of Almabani General Contractors since January 2014. J. Daher has 38 years of construction and management experience and a diversified portfolio spreading over infrastructure projects, airports, military facilities, public and commercial buildings and most recently a substantial involvement in the mega Riyadh Metro Project. In his position, he leads the company’s 15,000 employees, its operation consisting of a three billion USD backlog, and is responsible for the company’s growth and continued striving to be one of the leading contractors in Saudi Arabia and the region.
Prior to this position, he served as the Executive Vice President for Operations, a position through which he contributed to the execution of mega projects such as the Dir’a Al-Jazira Project, Border Demarcation between KSA and neighboring countries, prestigious airports construction and renovation and the Riyadh Airbase Road Projects. His talent and earned trust helped in 2013 in teaming up Almabani with International Giants such as Bechtel, Siemens and CCC to build the Riyadh Metro Project.
J. Daher’s leadership skills helped deliver projects successfully, on time and to high quality standards. He earned the respect of his Clients mostly governmental agencies. He is a driving force behind an objective driven staff continuously aspiring to excellence and endeavoring to preserve a reputation second to none in the construction industry.
Alfred Hakim is the CFO of Almabani – General Contractors, since 1988. In this position he oversees the Finance, Accounting and IT Departments. He implements the company’s financial strategy as approved by the Board and the company owners. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the company. Born in 1951, Alfred received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from the Universite Saint-Joseph in Beirut (Lebanon). Prior to joining Almabani in 1981, he was a corporate banker for 8 years in both Societe Generale Bank and Citibank in Lebanon.
Born in Lebanon in 1963, After his graduation in 1981, Elie went on to pursue his higher education in USA where he graduated in 1985 with an MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. 1986 he started his career in Lebanon in the construction industry. 1993 joined “AlBahar & Bardawil” in Kuwait as a Construction Manager where he worked on the rehabilitation of Industrial and Commercial complexes damaged during the Gulf War. He joined Almabani in 1997, following the successful completion of his first task in the year 2000, Elie established, directed and managed the Almabani Specialties Division (ASD), in addition he was assigned to direct and manage a consortium between Almabani and Saudi Archirodon for the Rehabilitation of Three Sea Water Desalination Plants, in Jubail, Haql and Duba (KSA).
Was appointed as Projects Director in 2009 for several mega and landmark projects with the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC); these were the Extension of Roads Oruba, Abubaker Assidiq Flyover, Development of King Abdullah Road P2A1 and P2A2, East Ring Road Exit 11 Flyover and Airbase Ground Water.
In 2013, Bechtel, Almabani, CCC and Siemens formed the BACS Consortium and won Package 1 of the Riyadh Metro Project (RMP). Elie was appointed as BACS Civil Works JV (CWJV) Deputy Project Director. In addition to his Management role, he was responsible for many construction deliveries within the CWJV. In 2017, as the RMP progressed, the roles and responsibilities of Elie evolved. He was appointed as Line 2 Program Manager. His duties included but not limited to interfacing with Transit System (Siemens), directing and managing all CWJV construction deliveries. Line 2 stretched over 20 kms. With 10 Surface Stations, 40 km of Tracks, 5 km of Viaducts, 3 Elevated Stations, 1 Park & Ride and 1 Depot.
On August 1st 2020, Elie was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Almabani.
Lebanese, born in 1959; he has earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from École supérieure d’ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) at Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) Beirut and M.S. in Mathematics from the Lebanese University (UL). He has been working for Almabani General Contractors since 1981 and currently holds the position of Senior Projects Director.
He has successfully implemented numerous projects since 1981 for several clients including the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of P.T.T. (Power, Telecom and Technologies), Royal Protocol, the Ministry of Transport and mostly the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).
The scope executed covers, but is not limited to:
♦ Constructing new airports from scratch to the state-of-the-art functional ones.
♦ Improving Runways and Taxiways.
♦ Expanding Aprons and other facilities.
♦ Upgrading Terminal buildings and related facilities.
♦ Building highways, roads, villas, office blocks, and residential edifices.
♦ Construction a new maintenance Workshop for defense equipment.
Engineer Bandar Hasanain is the Contracts & Business Development Director at Almabani General Contractors, a position he has held since January 2016. Born in 1977, Engineer Hasanain graduated from King Adbdulaziz University in Jeddah with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Prior to joining Almabani, Engineer Hasanain held several positions in the Ministry of Water and Electricity of Saudi Arabia before being appointed as Assistant Project Manager in Almabani Joint Venture project for the development of Jeddah Sanitary Networks .His achievements and success has lead him to be appointed as project manager in the fall of 2013 prior to his current position.
Mohamad Alqahtani, joined Almabani in early 2006 as Legal Adviser to the companys' operation in Saudi Arabia. With years of experience and as an honorary graduate in Law, with a rich family history that spans generations of knowledge in the Laws of the Kingdom, Mohamad Alqahtani brings his expertise and knowledge of Islamic Law and the constitutive instruments of the Islamic court to the table.
As Human Resources Manager, Mr. Saud Al Selmi holds both a degree from the faculty of Arts and Humanities in Systems Administration and Islamic Studies from King Abdulaziz University and a Diploma in Administration and Accounting. With more than 25 years with Almabani responsible for developing HR Planning Strategies, Recruiting Staff and preparing job descriptions, shortlisting applicants for interviews, maintaining proper staff records within his department as well as developing and implementing policies on a variety of workplace issues, Mr Al Selmi is well placed to play a major role in the future of the company.
Finance and Accounting are service departments. They serve as the financial background for all the activities of the company where all the records are kept and managed. Their main tasks are:
- To respond to the internal top management’s business needs;
- To provide accurate financial information to all other departments;
- To liaise with the financial institutions that constitute the backbone of the company’s activities;
- To develop for the company’s shareholders financial reports to review the activities and performance of the company;
- To meet all legal requirements inherent to us;
- To ensure that books and records are kept up-to-date according to defined policies and procedures set by the management.
Almabani's Team consists of seasoned persons that handle this job at the highest professional level. Financial management is their essential function where the purpose is to evaluate performance, compare it to the budget, use the figures to inform management and look forward on trends and help remedy the causes.
Almabani's management looks at the Finance function to:
- To report on the company's essential financial information needs as they change, and to produce them on time to make business sense for the company.
- To bring the information from the different units in a uniform way so as to provide an overall view of the business.
- To develop common and agreed upon bases for reporting and judging performance.
Chief Financial Officer
As the complexity of its projects increased and the company established a major national presence, the need for a strong Legal Department became paramount. Almabani's Legal Department draws on the experience of a capable and talented team of lawyers. Their responsibilities are central to the group's successes. They are involved in all aspects of contract preparation from review of standard legal documents to negotiation of complex agreements with international outfits.
Almabani's areas of operation include turnkey projects, all aspects of civil construction and electrical & mechanical works. Almabani is also involved in architecture, interior finishing and Construction Management.
The company has an extensive number of projects to its credit. These include development of the Kingdom's infrastructure, construction of communication networks, construction of large housing projects, prestigious commercial and government buildings, interior refurbishment and decoration of palaces, building of power stations and construction of desalination plants.
It is a standard practice at Almabani to apply rigorous value engineering techniques to every project, so as to derive the optimum options after thorough analyses of all aspects of design and construction. This, in turn, maximizes value and performance of the project to the clients' definitive advantage.
To achieve the above, Almabani is counting on its own Design and Engineering Department where most of the designs are carried out in-house by a talented team of specialized engineers and architects.
Chief Executive Officer
Information Technology (IT) is the service department of the company that supports all the areas of the company. The IT Department’s main goals are:
- To provide quality services to all departments and users;
- To come up with innovative ideas and solutions to effectively serve our users in their different job locations;
- To manage and support all IT assets scattered on the different projects sites around the country;
- To abide by the policies and procedures set by management to achieve the highest quality of service;
- To maintain our current servers and IT infrastructure operational 24/7;
- To be responsible for keeping all electronic communications running smoothly;
- To ensure both internal and external network security measures are upgraded and updated at all times.
These tasks would not have been made possible had it not been entrusted to seasoned personnel with invaluable experience, coupled with up-to-date knowledge of the ever-evolving information technology. Their dedication has contributed a lot to the success and stability of our network.
More and more Clients are expressing an interest to be involved in the various aspects of construction such as selection of sub-contractors, procurement of material, etc. At the same time, they do not want to be burdened with the huge task of managing sub-contractors, overseeing day-to-day operations and so on. Almabani has responded to this need by setting up a Construction Management Service.
Almabani's Construction Management Service makes sure that the client is aware of all the choices before him, throughout the various stages of construction- from project planning, design and procurement to construction and final inspection services. Simultaneously, Almabani team manages the client's sub-contractors, controls quality and site safety, and drives the construction progress.
This service has proved very popular with several of Almabani's clients since it ensures well-defined accountability with better control over the project, better control over the design process, better control over the construction phase and better control over budget.
Chief Operating Officer
The Human Resources Department (HRD), previously referred-to in many companies by the name of Personnel Department, has become responsible of a wide array of activities.
HRD in Almabani:
- Decides on the staffing needs and has to, therefore, plan ahead as to the number of visas to be required from the local authorities.
- Recruits or chooses, when applicable, recruitment agencies and trains their employees.
- Keeps employees’ records and official documents.
- Manages employees’ benefits and compensations.
- Implements the company’s personnel policies, ensuring that all employees are aware of those policies that are in strict conformity with local laws and regulations.
- Ensures that all its staff abide by the local laws.
Although these tasks look mundane, they require expertise, knowledge of the ways to handle personnel affairs and a lot of patience. The staff of the HRD, which has been with us for the past 29 years, has all the qualifications to ensure smooth actions with all the different nationalities that make the family of Almabani.
Head of Corporate HR
Almabani operates an established, documented and implemented Quality Management System (QMS), based upon the company’s Quality Policy, quality objectives, quality manual, group operations procedure, process flowcharts, work method statements and related records. Almabani’s most important asset is its people, the experience, knowledge and understanding that they possess. Almabani’s QMS has been designed to be flexible and comprehensive in order to support its staff in their efforts towards building “quality” into their work norm.
Our QMS is in compliance with the requirements of the International Standard for Quality Management System, ISO 9001:2008. There are no exclusions in our certificate. Our auditor for the ISO certification is SGS S.A. and the scope of our certification covers “design and civil construction of roads, buildings, housing, palaces, airport runways & facilities, water & sewerage plants & utilities, electrical power plants & substations, communication facilities & utilities, light & heavy industrial plants & utilities and concrete repair & rehabilitation.”
Our top management is very much committed towards quality and this is reflected in Almabani’s Quality Policy. The corporate Quality Policy emphasizes on providing Zero-Defects product from conception to completion of each project. To achieve this quality objective, we at Almabani, work as a team and also ensure that necessary skills and knowledge are imparted to all our team members at the right time.
Almabani’s Safety Philosophy
Our employees are our most valuable resource and no phase of business is of greater importance than their personal safety. We believe that all accidents can be prevented and that safety is an integral part of everyone's job. Each level of management is responsible for demonstrating safety leadership, providing a safe work environment and promoting safety as a value.
- All accidents are preventable.
- Management and all employees have a primary responsibility for the safety and well-being of employees, contractors and visitors.
- Workplace risks can be minimized and exposures can be safeguarded.
- Effective communication is essential to achieving an accident-free workplace.
- Training employees to properly perform their jobs is essential.
- Understanding the safety policy is a must for all employees, contractors and visitors.
- Reporting and sharing near miss incidents is a key to improving safety.
- All employees are empowered to stop any unsafe activity.
- Recognizing safe behavior fosters better understanding of our policies, philosophy and practices.
- Preventing accidents is just good business.
- Promote workforce involvement, feedback and Integrity.
- Delivering excellence in health and Safety in the way behave and work.
- SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY!
View Quality Policy
View ISO 9001:2015 QMS Standards
View OHSAS 18001:2007
Almabani owns a large equipment fleet that has grown over the years to match the job requirements, available supplies and new work trends. The equipment fleet is a major asset and its growth has to be a judicious investment.
Our extensive experience, combined with today’s practices, has led to determining the brands, models, sizes, and suppliers who will give the best results in terms of:
- Timely achievement of the projects
- Minimization of downtime
- Equipment efficiency
- Equipment durability
- Optimization of investment
Our Equipment Resources
- Equipment : 2,460 Heavy Machinery Including Vehicles
- Plants: 15 Asphalt and Concrete Plants
Our equipment fleet comprises earthmoving equipment, concrete plants, mixers & pumps, asphalt plants and associated pavers & compacting equipment, power generators and mobile & tower cranes, all worth around US$ 100 million.
A Central Equipment Facility provides the means for carrying out major overhauls, in-depth repairs, modifications and manufacturing for equipment originating from or going to different projects.
All our sites are equipped with workshops commensurate with the number and nature of their equipment and project scope.
The standard practices that apply to all equipment comprise periodic and preventive maintenance, adjustments and repairs as needed.
In addition to the Central Equipment Facility, and in response to the concentration of equipment and/or any special operational needs, two Intermediate Maintenance Setups are located in Jeddah and Riyadh, to serve the areas’ projects. These Intermediate Maintenance Setups are headed by engineers who direct and supervise all technical and administrative aspects of equipment maintenance.
Almabani Work Force
We Enjoy a multi-cultured workforce from various nationalities and backgrounds all sharing their area of experties in a safe and harmonious workforce.
We strive to achieve the highest standard of safety and quality by continous training programs to all of our teams members.