Waqas Al Adawi



Waqas Al Adawi
Vice Chairman
S&T Group

Waqas Al Adawi, the Vice Chairman of S&T Group, is a young suave leader named as the 41st most influential leader in the GCC by Construction Week in their Power 100, 2017 list. He is also the Finalist for ‘Male Leader of the Year’ MEED Awards 2017.

Waqas spearheads the company’s thrust on continuous quality improvement, oversees its global operations and plays a key role in catalyzing ambitious projects to ensure accelerated pace of growth. He is an alumnus of Tufts University, Boston, USA where he completed his Bachelors in Arts and soon joined his family run company as its Director at a young age. He majored in economics, did his internship at UBS Paine Webber, USA and management training in Bangalore, India. To get hands-on experience, he undertook three year onsite training in Dubai before introducing the industry process into the family business.

With unparalleled passion, Waqas has been instrumental in making S&T a truly global organization expanding and diversifying from interior fit-out to civil construction, trading, IT, real estate, FMCG, ICT Healthcare and mining. Under his leadership, S&T acquired a marble factory in Oman, which is now an independent products division and supports the core business of the company.