American University of Beirut

Riad B. T. Kamal

​A trustee since 2008 and trustee emeritus since 2019​, Kamal is the founder of Arabtec Construction. Arabtec Construction, one of the five largest contractors in the MENA region, specializes in building and civil engineering works and has const​ructed a number of world class developments including Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Kamal is a member of several boards, including Turkland Bank, Istanbul, Turkey; Arabia Insurance Co., Beirut, Lebanon; Gulf Capital, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Rotana Hotels Co., Abu Dhabi. He is an Advisory Board member for the Middle East and North Africa of Deutsche Bank (Swiss), SA; founder of DEPA United Group, Dubai; and trustee of The Welfare Association, Geneva. Kamal is a graduate of Imperial College (BS, civil engineering, ’65; MS, construction engineering, ’66).​

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