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25 CEO TODAY MIDDLE EAST AWARDS 2020 Construction Dr Anil Pillai Founder, Chairman and CEO of Airolink What have you been up to in the past 12 months? What’s on Airolink’s agenda for 2020? Airolink has ongoing works of over AED 5 billion and has another AED 5.28 billion worth of projects in the pipeline. Many of these current projects are with well- establishedclients - twoofourprojectswere awarded in 2019 by the UAE Government and they’re due to be completed in early 2021. Out of Airolink’s current 16 ongoing projects across a variety of market sectors, 10 of them are due to be handed over this year. We look forward to a busy and promising year ahead, which started with being awarded two government school projects with a built-up area of 26,219 SQM each (work has nowcommenced for both). We’ve also recently bagged two other projects – a design and build contract of a 160633 SQM mixed-use development project and another commercial and industrial project with a combined BUA of 157983 SQM. What makes 2020 even more special is that we have diversified internally and have established a Roads and Infrastructure Division; with a joint venture in place with one of the oldest and most prominent firms in the UAE. What are your thoughts on the market? How would you regard the market in 2020? What are some of the biggest opportunities facing your industry, particularly contractors? As an EPC contractor who has worked within this market for 11 years, I am very optimistic about 2020 and the years Dr Anil Pillai is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Airolink – a construction group which originated in Ireland. Dr Anil is a Postgraduate in Business Management (Finance and Marketing) and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Construction. In 2001, he started the business in Ireland as Airolink BC Limited, and later on expanded the company into the Middle East, establishing Airolink Building Contracting LLC, Dubai which currently holds an Unlimited Contracting License, with branches in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The company currently operates in Ireland, UAE and India, working on various private, government and semi-government projects in the hospitality, real estate, healthcare, education, roads and infrastructure sectors. The group offers a complete package of services - from land acquisition, design and construction through to completion (turnkey); making every effort to meet all the cost, schedule and performance requirements for every contract they work on. Jenny Dathu +971551677514 Geetha Kumar +971552758963 Contacts:

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