The Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, recognised top talent at the Al Habtoor Group of companies at the Al Habtoor Groups annual Employee Excellence Awards. The event took place at the Habtoor Beach Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection on Monday 14 March 2016.
Al Habtoor said, “I believe it is important to reward and recognise staff that consistently outperform. These are people who are hardworking, motivated and disciplined; attributes which lead to success. I am very proud of them.”
He added, “I always say that our staff are our biggest assets. This is what makes a company succeed. We are doing exceptionally well throughout all our units, and staff should be recognised for their hard work and commitment.”
Al Habtoor said, “As a Group we have grown significantly, especially in the past 12 months. In our hospitality division we now have seven hotels abroad, and seven in Dubai – including those under construction. Our real estate division is expanding with debut of the Residence Collection at Al Habtoor City, a new landmark in Dubai. Plus, we are in the process of developing luxury villas at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club – an upmarket equestrian haven in DubaiLand.”
“Al Habtoor Motors is number one in the world across most of its brands, and we now have a presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Mitsubishi Fuso. In addition, we recently opened the world’s first Bentley Café and Boutique, and soon we will open the world’s first iconic Bentley Showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road,” he added.
“Our schools, Emirates International School, Jumeirah and Meadows each year improve on the last. Many of our students are graduating to some of the world’s top universities. This is a great achievement. We are preparing our young people to go out into the world armed with the right skillsets to succeed,” the Chairman said.
“This year I selected three winners for the Chairman’s Award. Sunderesh Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, Al Habtoor Investment - Al Habtoor Group. He has been active in the Group’s expansion overseas. Maan Halabi, Managing Director, Al Habtoor Group, who has been at the Group for decades, has played a key role across the Group entities. The final winner was Yusef Shalabi, Technical Advisor to the Chairman, Al Habtoor Group. Yusef has been with me since the 1980s, and is one of the best engineers I have ever worked with.”
The Business Unit Award went to Al Habtoor Motors for the fourth time running. Al Habtoor said, “Al Habtoor Motors is a worthy winner for the fourth year in a row. I am very proud of the management team and all the staff across all our network of branches.”