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Power Hour 2020: Syed Kashif Akhtar, Group Managing Director at Havelock One Interiors, Ranks 39th

CBNME’S Power Hour Annual List of the Middle East’s Top 60 features the most prominent Contractors, Real estate Developers, Consultants, Architects, Facilities Management, Asset Management Companies, and so much more that encapsulates the construction industry.

These influential leaders have reshaped the industry with their introduction of new innovative strategies and thought leadership that makes them stand apart in 2020.

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39. Syed Kashif Akhtar, Group Managing Director, Havelock One Interiors

Since 1998, Havelock One Interiors has established itself as a leading fit-out service provider in the Middle East and beyond. Syed Kashif Akhtar is the group managing director and under his strong leadership, the company has progressed immensely. Some of the prominent completed projects by Havelock One Interiors include VOX Cinemas, Nakheel Mall, Palm Dubai; Hilton Garden Inn, Avenues, Kuwait; The Westin Hotel, Seef, Bahrain; The Cheesecake Factory, Riyadh Park, Riyadh; and more.

Syed says: “We started our operations with a small facility in Bahrain, and today we are present in five countries with one of the largest joineries and manufacturing facilities in the region. I am very proud that the company has grown significantly since its inception in late 1998, and that Havelock One has positioned itself as a leading brand in fit-out industry in the GCC region. The recent award of ‘Great Place to Work’ to Havelock One is a testimony of how much we have matured as an organisation over the last 20 years, providing our employees with a thriving work environment.”

From the very beginning of this pandemic, Havelock’s key priorities have been the safety of the employees and ensuring the continuity of service to its customers. “We have stayed very close to our customers, and the team has done an exceptional job in minimising business disruption on all our ongoing projects despite challenging conditions. We launched our ‘WFH – Work from Home’ initiative for our office-based staff at a very early stage, and that helped considerably in containing the spread of infection amongst our staff,” adds Syed.


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