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Management team

The Havelock One Interiors leadership team comprises of seasoned professionals who have been working in the regional interior contracting and manufacturing industry for years if not decades.

Executive Management

Syed Kashif Akhtar

Syed Kashif Akhtar

Group Managing Director

Syed Kashif Akhtar

Syed Kashif AkhtarGroup Managing Director

Based in Dubai, Kashif is a qualified chartered accountant and seasoned corporate leader with more than 25 years of experience in developing and managing corporate businesses in different markets. Kashif provides strategic leadership and direction to Havelock One’s senior management team to evolve the organisation for delivering an unmatched service and experience to its customers.

Firas Al Ayed

Firas Al Ayed

Group Operations Director

Firas Al Ayed

Firas Al AyedGroup Operations Director

A manufacturing systems engineer by background, Firas is an accomplished leader in the regional fit-out industry. He has been part of Havelock One’s core management team since 2000 and is currently responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Group, working in close coordination with different division directors and the head of production. Though Firas' desk is in Askar, Bahrain, he travels across the region frequently and gets proactively involved whenever his seasoned perspective is required.

Manufacturing Divisions

Jihad Raad

Jihad Raad

Division Director, Hospitality Manufacturing

Jihad Raad

Jihad RaadDivision Director, Hospitality Manufacturing

With his strong technical knowledge, drive and customer focus, Jihad has played a valuable role in Havelock One’s regional growth in the GCC and the Middle East. He currently heads two of the Company’s divisions in Bahrain, viz. hospitality manufacturing and turnkey interior fit-outs.

Mark Waters

Mark Waters

Division Director, Retail Manufacturing

Mark Waters

Mark WatersDivision Director, Retail Manufacturing

With a proven track record of servicing international retail brands and more than 25 years’ worth of experience in managing bespoke shopfitting manufacturing, Mark ensures top quality service to Havelock One’s retail clients. He manages a team of dedicated specialists in estimation and setting-out, based at our Askar office in Bahrain.

Fit out Divisions

Imtiaz Mahadiwala

Imtiaz Mahadiwala

Division Director – Kuwait

Imtiaz Mahadiwala

Imtiaz MahadiwalaDivision Director – Kuwait

For more than two decades, Imtiaz has been serving Havelock One and our clients with dedication and zeal: He has been a part of and helped establish our Kuwait operation since the early days of its inception. With his market understanding, technical knowledge, drive and customer focus, Imtiaz has led the Company’s Kuwait subsidiary to significant growth. This has allowed our organisation to position itself as a leading player in the country’s interior contracting industry.

Adrian Sellar

Adrian Sellar

Division Director - UAE

Adrian Sellar

Adrian SellarDivision Director - UAE

Based on a wealth of experience in managing construction and fit-out businesses in the UK, Adrian joined the Company in 2011 to lead its turnkey fit-out operations in the Emirates. He has been playing an important role in establishing Havelock One as a leading player in the interior contracting industry of the UAE.

Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson

Division Director – KSA

Nigel Wilson

Nigel WilsonDivision Director – KSA

After successfully leading blue-chip Fit-out and Refurbishment Companies in London for over 30 years, Nigel relocated to the Middle East in 2010. With a passionate approach to servicing clients, he has been leading Havelock One’s growing turnkey fit-out business for clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the office in Riyadh since 2014. Nigel is focusing on Entertainment, Hotels, F&B, Education, Healthcare, Residential and Wellness sectors.

Jihad Raad

Jihad Raad

Division Director - Bahrain and Qatar

Jihad Raad

Jihad RaadDivision Director - Bahrain and Qatar

With his strong technical knowledge, drive and customer focus, Jihad has played a valuable role in Havelock One’s regional growth in the GCC and the Middle East. He currently heads two of the Company’s divisions in Bahrain, viz. hospitality manufacturing and turnkey interior fit-outs.

Corporate functions

Rahul Phadke

Rahul Phadke

Human Resources Director

Rahul Phadke

Rahul PhadkeHuman Resources Director

Rahul has 24 years’ experience formulating and executing people strategy with many Fortune-500 organisations in diverse industry sectors including banking, tech and government. He holds a bachelors degree in Commerce and a Masters Degree in Human Resources. He has been leading the HR function for Havelock One since 2014 and is based in Bahrain.

Amit Shahasane

Amit Shahasane

Finance Director

Amit Shahasane

Amit ShahasaneFinance Director

Amit has 20 years’ extensive experience in business advisory, risk management and driving financial initiatives with leading companies in diverse industry sectors and geographies. He is a Chartered Accountant and Bachelor of Commerce. He has been leading the Finance Function for Havelock One since 2022 and is based in Bahrain.

Sales and Marketing

Charlotte Bellamy

Charlotte Bellamy

Head of Marketing

Charlotte Bellamy

Charlotte BellamyHead of Marketing

Charlotte boasts over nine years of valuable experience in marketing strategy and brand development. She has a strong track record of breathing new life into brands across diverse industries, leading and inspiring cross-functional teams, and strategically generating leads through innovative marketing tactics.

Valerie Atlan

Valerie Atlan

Europe Sales Director

Valerie Atlan

Valerie AtlanEurope Sales Director

Valerie brings a wealth of experience in driving business growth and fostering strong client relationships. With a proven track record in the industry, Valerie is poised to lead our European sales team to new heights, delivering exceptional service and innovative solutions to our valued clients across the region.

Gavin Dawbney

Gavin Dawbney

Senior Manager, Business Development – Fit-out UAE

Gavin Dawbney

Gavin DawbneySenior Manager, Business Development – Fit-out UAE

With over 15 years’ experience working in business development and sales, eight of which have been spent in the UAE, Gavin has developed a key skill of customer service excellence. Furthermore, he offers deep knowledge of the construction industry's standards, regulations and legislation. Gavin’s responsibilities currently include building relationships with consultants and clients. Paired with a strong understanding of brand awareness and development, he continues working with many international companies to help them deliver new projects and spaces.

Kimberley Dean

Kimberley Dean

Business Partnership Manager

Kimberley Dean

Kimberley DeanBusiness Partnership Manager

Kimberley plays a pivotal role in delivering exceptional client experiences throughout the project lifecycle, particularly at the tendering stage. With a wealth of knowledge spanning over 7 years in marketing, and client relationship management, she excels at lead qualification, pre-contractual relationship management, negotiation, and sales.

Ferial Sabbouh

Ferial Sabbouh

Business Development Manager, Fit-out - Qatar

Ferial Sabbouh

Ferial SabbouhBusiness Development Manager, Fit-out - Qatar

Ferial is a versatile professional with a unique expertise in business development with a keen eye for customer relationship management. She brings strong analytical and strategic skills that build lasting client relationships, and contribute to the growth of projects and businesses.

Abdelkader Khemir

Abdelkader Khemir

Interior Architect

Abdelkader Khemir

Abdelkader KhemirInterior Architect

Abdelkader is a versatile professional with a unique blend of expertise in both interior architecture and business development with a keen eye for detail. He brings strong analytical and strategic skills, allowing him to identify opportunities, build lasting client relationships, and contribute to the growth of projects and businesses.

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