Riad Tawfiq Mahmood Al Sadek
Mr. Riad Tawfiq Al Sadik is a distinguished name in the Middle Eastern construction industry. Born in Palestine, his initial years were spent in Lebanon. After graduating from AUB, he trained in the UK and worked for three years, the last year of which he was Head of Engineering for the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Sadik was the Chairman of BIC Contracting (formerly Habtoor Leighton Group). He is the Chairman of RTS Investments Group which comprises of Construction Machinery Center, Dar Al Rokham, HSSG Foundation Contracting LLC, SPECON LLC, Kazax Minerals Inc. in Kazakhstan. Mr. Sadik also owns 2 five-star hotels namely Grand Millennium Dubai and Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay, Rosegrade Ltd. (a UK Services Co.), The Gulf-American Co. Inc., California.
Mr. Sadik is well known for his philanthropic activities, and he holds a wider interest in humanities. He is the winner of the Lifetime Achievement and Distinguished Alumnus Award (Engineer, Poet and Innovator) for 2016 from the College of Engineering & Architecture of AUB, Distinguished WEAA Chapter Award 2015 from Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut, and Takreem Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He has also been conferred the honorary doctorate from Birzeit University. Mr. Riad Sadik also holds membership of various Boards of Trustees including the American University of Sharjah, Birzeit University Palestine, University of Paris II, Bethlehem Development Board, and the Institute for Palestine Studies.
The Birzeit University has named the School of Law and Public Administration as the Riad T. Al Sadek School of Law and Public Administration. He also holds the Riad T. Al Sadek Chair in Civil Engineering at American University of Sharjah.