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About Mounib Hammoud

Mounib is the CEO of JEC, having joined the company in 2013. Prior to that, from 1995, he worked for Solidere and Solidere International. He was executive board member and chief operating officer of Solidere International; executive board member and CEO of Solidere Saudi Arabia; general manager and director of City Makers SARL the operational arm of Solidere International; and managing director and board member of Solidere Egypt. He still sits on the board of Solidere International and Al Zorah Real Estate Development Company in Ajman. He was previously Solidere Beirut deputy general manager.

Holder of a Master’s degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut, Mounib has over 30 years’ experience in city making, land development, real estate development, retail and tourism projects development, strategic planning, corporate finance and financial architecture, and…


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About Mounib Hammoud

Mounib is the CEO of JEC, having joined the company in 2013. Prior to that, from 1995, he worked for Solidere and Solidere International. He was executive board member and chief operating officer of Solidere International; executive board member and CEO of Solidere Saudi Arabia; general manager and director of City Makers SARL the operational arm of Solidere International; and managing director and board member of Solidere Egypt. He still sits on the board of Solidere International and Al Zorah Real Estate Development Company in Ajman. He was previously Solidere Beirut deputy general manager.

Holder of a Master’s degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut, Mounib has over 30 years’ experience in city making, land development, real estate development, retail and tourism projects development, strategic planning, corporate finance and financial architecture, and sales and marketing of real estate projects, in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

Mounib has extensive knowledge of the region’s real estate markets and is well known in the real estate industry in the Middle East where he enjoys many friendships and professional relationships. He has also established a number of public private partnerships with governments and governmental institutions in Ajman UAE, Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and Monaco.

From 1980 to 1995, he was deputy general manager and managing director of Lebanon & Gulf Bank SAL, and managing director of its international banking unit in Cyprus. He still sits on the board of Lebanon Gulf Bank SAL.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Board of Trustees, Trustee (2014 – Present)
  • Past Roles:
  • Conference, Keynote Speaker (New York 2015)
  • Conference, Speaker (Shanghai 2014; 2016)

Initiatives Involving Mounib Hammoud

Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest Tower"

14 May 2017, Tour Report – CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently visited the construction site of…

CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference

7-16 May 2017, Tour Report – CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on…

Torre Paseo Colón 2 Signboard Ceremony

25 Mar 2017, Event Report – CTBUH joined Torre Paseo Colón 2 officials in unveiling the commemorative signboard…

Initiatives Involving Mounib Hammoud

Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest Tower"
14 May 2017, Jeddah – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently visited the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s tallest tower and the first 1,000-plus-meter structure.
CTBUH Explores Possibility of 2018 Middle East Conference
7-16 May 2017, Dubai – Tour Report
CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood recently traveled to Dubai and Jeddah on a fact-finding mission to explore the possibility of holding a conference in the region in 2018.
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.
Trustees Meeting Heralds Bright Future For CTBUH
9 Mar 2015, Chicago – Event Report
The CTBUH Board of Trustees held its first meeting of the year, reviewing 2014 accomplishments, 2015 plans, the New York Conference, and more.
CTBUH Height Committee Meeting
7 Nov 2014, Chicago – Event Report
The following topics were addressed: co-joined buildings, criteria for completion, gross-to-net building height, and structural definitions.
CTBUH Leaders Discuss Ways to Broaden Council Membership
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The leadership of the Council convened in the Leaders Meeting to participate in discussions about how to widen the Council’s reach and effectiveness.
CTBUH Trustees Meet Ahead of 2014 Conference in Shanghai
15 Sep 2014, Shanghai – Event Report
The second Board of Trustees meeting of 2014 took place in the 83rd-floor conference room at the Grand Hyatt Jin Mao in Shanghai, in advance of the 2014 CTBUH Conference.
CTBUH Names New Trustees
Aug 2014, Chicago – CTBUH News
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company, and Vincent (Kam-Chuen) Tse, Parsons Brinckerhoff, have been named to the CTBUH Board of Trustees.

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Mounib Hammoud Related Resources

CTBUH Video Interview – Mounib Hammoud

18 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A

18 Oct 2016 – Conference Presentations
Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment

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Cities to Megacities: Perspectives

Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV
CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers

Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company

Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City: History in the Making

26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making
Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company

Press/Media Related to Mounib Hammoud

Council Visit Reveals Insights on “World’s Next Tallest” Construction Progress in Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – CTBUH Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood was recently invited to visit the construction site of Jeddah Tower, poised to become the world’s…
Developers Highlight Job Opportunities at Jeddah City Development
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The developer of the under-construction Jeddah Tower has reiterated the importance of the upcoming Jeddah Economic City and accompanying…
Future World’s Tallest is 20 Percent Complete
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is set to be the world’s tallest building, is over 20 percent complete, according to developers. The…
Council Trustee Mounib Hammoud Discusses the Kingdom Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – CTBUH Trustee Mounib Hammoud discusses the state of skyscraper construction in relation to the Kingdom Tower. He is CEO of the Jeddah…
Elevator Installation Prep Begins at Jeddah’s Kingdom Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Elevator installation preparations have begun at the 1000-plus-meter Kingdom Tower. This work, as well as the eventual installation of the…
CTBUH Trustee Mounib Hammoud Discusses Residential Sales in the Kingdom Tower
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – CTBUH Trustee Mounib Hammoud, CEO of the Jeddah Economic Development Co., discusses the first sale of apartments at Kingdom Tower, as well…

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Mounib Hammoud Related Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Mounib Hammoud
18 Oct 2016 – Video Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Mounib discusses the Jeddah Economic City development centered around the Jeddah Tower.
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out of the desert on the outskirts of Jeddah. Together, Jeddah…
CTBUH 2016 China Conference Jeddah City & Jeddah Tower Q&A
18 Oct 2016 – Conference Presentations; Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment
Tuesday October 18, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Denis Valode, Valode & Pistre Architects; Piere Marcout, Prisme Entertainment answer questions at the end of 2016 China…
2015 New York Conference - Plenary 2 - Q&A
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Panel Questions & Answers
H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, MOMRA; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Irvine Sellar, Sellar Property Group; and Sorapoj Techakraisri, PACE Development, answer questions at the end of 2015 New York Conference Plenary 2: Developing Tall in the…
Interview: Mounib Hammoud
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Mounib discusses developing the Jeddah Tower and the urban infrastructure around the building.
Kingdom Tower/Kingdom City: History in the Making
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; H.E. Abdulrahman Al-Shaikh, Ministry of Municipalities & Rural Affairs; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company's mission to envision, to design, to build, and to manage – in short, to master plan in the fullest sense – an unprecedentedly vibrant urban center is discussed. Kingdom Tower will establish the city of Jeddah as a functional…
Global Interchanges: Investments Within and Across Borders
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
John Jacobsson, The Related Companies
Matthew Richards, JLL
Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction

Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; John Jacobsson, The Related Companies; Matthew Richards, JLL; and Richard Wood, China Construction America/Plaza Construction, discuss international investments and answer audience questions at the 2015 New…
How can cities adapt the forms of tall building design to avoid homogeneous skylines?
Oct 2014 – Monthly Video Series; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI
Industry leaders answering this question include: Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company; Zhaohui Jia, Greenland Group; Peter Kok, Shum Yip Land; Stefan Krummeck, TFP Farrells; James Robinson, Hongkong Land; and Junjie Zhang, ECADI.
Tall Buildings as International Investments
17 Sep 2014 – Presentation at CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference; Robert Pratt, Tishman Speyer Properties
Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Council
Timothy Johnson, CTBUH Chairman / NBBJ
James Robinson, Hongkong Land

The investment landscape for tall buildings varies considerably around the world, as was indicated by the diversity of perspectives in the panel “Tall Buildings as International Investments.” Mounib Hammoud, new CTBUH Trustee and CEO of Jeddah…
Interview: Mounib Hammoud
16 Sep 2014 – 2014 Shanghai Conference Interviews; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
Mounib Hammoud of Jeddah Economic Company is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2014 CTBUH Shanghai Conference at the Jin Mao Tower.

Mounib Hammoud Related Papers/Research

Cities to Megacities: Perspectives
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; CTBUH 2016 Conference Speakers
The CTBUH 2016 International Conference is being held in the three cities of the Pearl River Delta, the world’s largest “megacity,” projected to have 120 million inhabitants by 2050. The conference brings together some of the leading thinkers on…
Saudi Arabia, Jeddah City and Jeddah Tower
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Mounib Hammoud, Jeddah Economic Company
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious project to construct the world’s tallest building, Jeddah Tower. Surrounding the kilometer-plus building will be a new city built out of the desert on the outskirts of Jeddah, stretching to an…
Kingdom Tower / Kingdom City: History in the Making
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Mounib Hammoud, CEO, Jeddah Economic Company
Jeddah Economic Company has embarked on a mission to construct Kingdom Tower, which will be the tallest building in the world upon completion. The kilometer-plus skyscraper will anchor the Kingdom City development in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, creating a…