Ali Odeh

Company: Turner International Middle East
Position: Chairman and chief executive officer (CEO)

Biography: As chairman and CEO of Dubai-based Turner International Middle East, Ali Odeh leads the company’s activities in providing programme, project and construction management services in the Middle East, North Africa and the Indian subcontinent.

He joined Turner as a field engineer in the Detroit unit in the US in 1981, and then transferred to the international office in New York City to work as business development manager. In 1987, Odeh was assigned to Kuwait as a project engineer and was later promoted to project manager in 1993 and project executive in 1996.

In 2000, he was appointed vice-president and general manager and in 2004 he moved to the firm’s offices in Dubai. Odeh has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Michigan in the US and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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