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Sani Şener listed amongst the most powerful 10 leaders of the Gulf Region

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener ranked seventh in the power 100 list of Construction Week Magazine, which is one of the most prestigious publications of the industry, in the Gulf Region. Şener has become the one and only Turkish businessperson in the top 10 ranking of the list for the last three years.

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener was listed the seventh most powerful leader of the construction companies operating in the Gulf region by Construction Week magazine. The magazine highlighted that TAV built up a portfolio of completed and ongoing projects worth more than $19 bln since its establishment and had more than 30,000 employees including 1,570 engineers working in the Gulf Region.

TAV Group President & CEO Sani Şener stated: “While the list has a symbolic meaning, it proves the success of Turkish engineering, business models, financial capabilities and brands in the world’s most challenging markets. It is the payoff for the hard work of all TAV Group employees including engineers, architects, technicians and workers assigned in the projects achieved in the Gulf region, which is a challenging and highly developed region in terms of technology. TAV is very proud to undertake the construction projects of the capital city airports of the five countries in the Gulf region, namely Doha, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Riyadh and Bahrain; complete the airport project in Medina, the second most important city of the Islamic World; Doha becoming one of the very rare 5-star airports worldwide and also our Madinah and Riyadh projects which are awarded the transportation projects of the year title by the MEED magazine. On the other hand, Abu Dhabi Airport is one of the largest airports of the world which makes TAV an eligible company worldwide. TAV's success in the Madinah Airport project, which was the first airport privatization project in the region, opened new doors in the area. Recently, TAV included the operation and expansion of Yanbu, Qassim and Hail airports in Saudi Arabia to its portfolio. TAV became an expert and a popular brand in airport sector. Engineering News Record listed TAV Construction, who has its signature in the capital city airports of five countries in the region, as the world's largest airport construction company in terms of the size of the work it undertakes. We will continue to expand in the region in order to represent our country, Turkish construction and aviation industry in the best possible way".

TAV has its signature at 13 airports in six countries

Having topped the list of ENR in airport construction industry for the last three years, TAV Construction has undertaken several projects having a total contract value of $19 bln since its establishment. The company has recently been awarded the construction of Bahrain Airport following the construction of airports located at the capital cities of Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

TAV Airports also operates Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia. The company included three more airports to its portfolio by a recent agreement signed. TAV will invest US$400 mln for the expansion of Yanbu, Qassim and Hail airports. Moreover, together with TAV IT, ATU Duty Free, BTA, Havaş TAV Operation Services, the subsidiaries of the company, TAV provides services at Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah airports besides Madinah Airport.

TAV also has operations at Abu Dhabi and Dubai in United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar; Salalah and Muscat in Oman; Queen Alia in Jordan and Bahrain airports in Bahrain.

Şener in the top 10 list for the last three years

The list was determined by analyzing the works of business people, employee numbers, the revenues, the current and future projects, general status in the market and operation levels in the construction sector of the region. In addition the companies were evaluated in terms of their attitudes towards economic parameters, the strategies, which they adapt to continue growth, their flexibilities and adaptation for the obstacles and problems.

Şener ranked 10th and 9th businessperson in the Power 100 list in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Here are the top 10 names of the year:

Kez Taylor – CEO, ALEC

Yu Tao – President & CEO, China State

Samer Khoury – President (Engineering & Construction), CCC

Ghassan Merehbi – Chairman, Arabian Construction Company

Hamish Tyrwhitt – Group CEO, Arabtec Holding

Emad Azmy – President – Al Shafar General Contracting

Sani Sener – President & CEO, TAV Group

Khaled Musaed El Seif – Chairman, El Seif

Mohammed Al Abbar – Chairman, EMAAR Properties

Bakr Bin Laden – Chairman, Saudi Bin Ladin Group

About TAV Construction

Securing the top position in ENR list that ranks the largest construction companies worldwide in 2016 as well as 2014 and 2015 and therefore certifying its success, the total contract value of the projects TAV Construction has undertaken so far has exceeded US$ 19 billion. Undertaking important projects in the regions it operates, TAV Construction has finalized the construction projects of Istanbul Atatürk and Ankara Esenboğa airports, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal and New Domestic Terminal and Gazipaşa-Alanya Airport in Turkey and also completed Hamad Airport Passenger Terminal Complex in Doha, the capital of Qatar, Tbilisi and Batumi airports in Georgia, Enfidha-Hammamet Airport in Tunisia, Skopje and Ohrid airports in Macedonia, Cairo Airport Terminal 3 in Egypt, Madinah Airport in Saudi Arabia and Riyadh Airport Terminal 5 projects at the overseas. Additionally, the Abu Dhabi Airport Midfield Terminal Complex, Bahrain Airport New Terminal Building, Jeddah Airport SAEI Aircraft Maintenance Hangars, Tbilisi Airport New Terminal Building, and Muscat Airport Runway and Infrastructure Works are some of the ongoing projects undertaken by TAV Construction. Besides airport construction, TAV Construction also builds intelligent buildings that require utilization of high technologies. The building projects in the portfolio of the company are Damac Towers by Paramount in Dubai; Emaar Square project in Istanbul; and Headquarters of Aéroport de Paris Group at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the capital of France.