Khalid Rahim

Khalid Rahim receives the Alumni Achievement Award from Sir Jackie StewartCourse:  MSc Construction Management '05

Current Position:  CEO Cebarco

Khalid Abdul Rahim is the CEO of Cebarco Bahrain, a multi-million dollar construction company in the middle-east and is the leading building and civil engineering company based in Bahrain.  Some of their projects include the, Formula One Racing Circuit in Bahrain, the Sheikh Isa bin Salman Library and Conference Centre, Citibank Headquarters and the Seef Fly-Over's.  They are currently working on the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 circuit in the UAE which is due for completion in August 2009.

Khalid undertook his MSc degree with GCU at the same time as he was building one of the most challenging construction projects in Bahrain - the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit which had to be completed in 16 months from a standing start. It was completed on time and this achievement helped to establish him as a major player in the construction industry in the Middle East. His turnover has grown from that time in 2003/04 when it stood at $150million to the present $1.5Billion. He was recently nominated as Middle East Entrepreneur of the year and holds the University in very high regard and is always available to help with initiatives in the Middle East.

Khalid, who previously studied Engineering at the University of Austin, Texas, USA has over 20 years experience in the construction industry and his company was responsible for the construction of the prestigious Bahrain Formula One Race Circuit, the first of its type in the Arab world.

Khalid Rahim is nominated for his entrepreneurial drive and business leadership in creating a hugely successful construction company in the Middle East.