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About Abrar Sheriff

Abrar Sheriff has been president and CEO of Turner International LLC, the overseas division of Turner Construction Company, since 2013. Prior to joining International as its chief operating officer in 2011, Abrar was a vice president and general manager for Turner in Texas, a role he assumed after advancing through various positions within the company since joining in 1997.

As president and CEO, Abrar is responsible for all of Turner’s operations outside the United States and Canada, including focused regional operations in Southeast Asia, Europe, India, and Latin America. Throughout the years, Turner has managed many notable tall building projects throughout the world, including the Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Abrar currently oversees a project portfolio that includes the KL 118 Tower in Malaysia, VietinBank Tower in Vietnam, and the Statue of Unity in India,…


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About Abrar Sheriff

Abrar Sheriff has been president and CEO of Turner International LLC, the overseas division of Turner Construction Company, since 2013. Prior to joining International as its chief operating officer in 2011, Abrar was a vice president and general manager for Turner in Texas, a role he assumed after advancing through various positions within the company since joining in 1997.

As president and CEO, Abrar is responsible for all of Turner’s operations outside the United States and Canada, including focused regional operations in Southeast Asia, Europe, India, and Latin America. Throughout the years, Turner has managed many notable tall building projects throughout the world, including the Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Abrar currently oversees a project portfolio that includes the KL 118 Tower in Malaysia, VietinBank Tower in Vietnam, and the Statue of Unity in India, amongst others.

Abrar serves on the Board of Trustees for the CTBUH, and he is honored to represent general contractors and construction management firms at such a prestigious and influential level within the Council. Prior to joining the board, Abrar served on the 2015 CTBUH Awards Jury,
and was an active participant in Council activities throughout the year.

Abrar has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bangalore University, and a master’s degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2015 – Present)
  • Awards Technical Jury (Chair 2018)
  • Past Roles:
  • Awards Jury (2015)
  • Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016)

Events/Initiatives Involving Abrar Sheriff

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii

22-24 Mar 2018, Event Report – The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong…

CTBUH Turkey Chapter Holds Successful Inaugural Event

17 Jan 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Turkey held its inaugural chapter event at the Hilton Istanbul, where…

CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the…

Events/Initiatives Involving Abrar Sheriff

CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Hawaii
22-24 Mar 2018, Honolulu – Event Report
The CTBUH Trustees from Chicago, New York, London, Mumbai, and Hong Kong gathered to attend the main annual Trustees meeting.
CTBUH Turkey Chapter Holds Successful Inaugural Event
17 Jan 2018, Istanbul – Event Report
CTBUH Turkey held its inaugural chapter event at the Hilton Istanbul, where industry experts spoke with over 120 guests on topics relating to the theme "Tall & Green."
CTBUH Trustees Hold 18th Meeting at 2017 Australia Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Board of Trustees convened for the second time in 2017, just prior to the Australia Conference. This meeting marked a few significant changes to the Board.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony
25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard designating Torre Paseo Colón 2 as the tallest building in Costa Rica.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Travels to Costa Rica
23-25 Mar 2017, San José – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees was in Costa Rica for their twice annual meeting and to support a chapter event and a signboard ceremony for the country’s tallest building.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Set the Agenda for 2017
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Board of Trustees held their second meeting of the year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference to discuss the Council’s plans for 2017.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
CTBUH Board of Trustees Gather in Venice for March Retreat
11 Mar 2016, Venice – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2015 accomplishments, 2016 plans, the upcoming China Conference, and more.
October 2015 Trustee Meeting Report
25 Oct 2015, New York City – Event Report
The second CTBUH Board of Trustees meeting of 2015 took place before the 2015 Conference. The Board discussed Council strategy for the upcoming year, as well as welcomed new Trustees.

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Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana

Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana

14 Jun 2017, Astana – Work has completed on a US$430 million hotel, office, and apartment development in Astana, Kazakhstan. Talan…

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CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff

16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Abrar Sheriff, Turner International

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Mixed-Use Talan Towers Complete in Astana
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