Mr. Karl Hamer - Managing Director, Al Habtoor Motors
"Al Habtoor Motors is a people's business; people from the office boy to
the most senior management make the difference and ensure success in
our business today. At Al Habtoor Motors, we understand the importance
of the needs of our customers, employees and shareholder alikeand we
distill this message to our team on a daily basis in our quest for excellence."
Mr. Karl Hamer, Managing Director of Al Habtoor Motors, joined the company
in February 2008 and has been in the industry for 35 years. Karl started on
the showroom floor and is well respected both inside and outside of the
automotive industry. He has held various senior positions in the past,
including being the Director of a UK company - CEO for Toyota - Ford Family
group before making his move to the Middle East.
" We are very proud of our achievement within Al Habtoor
Motors and the passion & drive demonstrated by our people
have resulted in us being the market leader for the franchise
Mr. Jagdish Parulekar, Chief Financial Officer
"The success of Al Habtoor Motors is attributed to proactively managing changes whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility."
When Mr. Jagdish made the business decision to move to the UAE in 2007, he had his sight firmly fixed on the growing automotive industry. A qualified public accountant with dual qualification as FCA and CPA, Mr. Jagdish is a motor enthusiast and is in the automotive business for more than 16 years. He has worked with General Motors brand before joining AHM. A champion of providing workable solutions, Mr. Jagdish loves nothing better than a business challenge. A thoughtful and engaging person, he finds great pleasure and relaxation in his diverse reading.
Mrs. Roma Andrews, Executive Director - Operations & HR
"I joined AHM as the HR Manager 21 years ago backed by 15 years of Human Resources experience working for a leading American bank in India. HR at that time was an unfamiliar concept in the Gulf. Appointing a lady to a key company role is just one example of the Al Habtoor Management's foresight. The most important and rewarding aspect of my assignment over the years has been the trust bestowed on me and the respect for what each gender brings to a company. This has encouraged and propelled me to excel in everything I do with a clear belief that business operations forms the heart of any organization and can be reduced to four words: people, product, process and profits. Unless you've got a good team, you can't do much with the other three."
Mrs. Andrews joined AHM in 1993. A remarkable conversationalist as well as a keen listener, she is passionate about reading, music and is a trained vocalist. Today as the Executive Director - Operations & HR she has set the HR and Operations objectives to align with the company's vision and mission with a focus on maximizing stakeholder's value, with a keen eye on cost - using minimum resources to achieve maximum output with 'quality' as key.
Mr. Satdev Singh, Director of Operations
"I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 29 years of success where AHM has grown from strength to strength. The overall experience has been extremely rewarding and I have been fortunate to receive the full support and recognition of the Al Habtoor Family."
Mr. Satdev joined AHM in 1984 as the company began its journey of success nearly three decades ago. Now one of the leading automotivedealerships in the country, the success of AHM is a testament to his pioneering approach to business. He loves the corporate culture of AHM and believes this is a true reflection of the values embedded within the Al Habtoor Family. When not working, Mr. Singh is a passionate
sports fan, movie and music enthusiast.
Mr George Duncan, Director - Prestige
"It is important to recognize different strengths and skills of team members and balance them. You need to be impatient for action if you want to over achieve."
Having worked with BMW for 17 years, Mr. Duncan brought with him unrivalled industry expertise when he joined AHM in 2010. With a taste for speed and passion for Formula One, it took him just one year to position the company as world number one dealer for Bugatti and to achieve pole position as lead distributor across the MENA region for Bentley. In the same year, AHM was awarded as Best Dealer of the Year in the world. Besides work, he is also a keen golfer.
Mr. Anan Nimer, Director of Aftersales
"Success stands on the foundation of quality, integrity and discipline. We at AHM are committed to these core values."
With over 30 years of industry experience and impressively broad knowledge of after sales customer service, Mr. Anan joined AHM in 1986. Since joining he has brought great insight and initiated ground-breaking changes into the administrative set up of the eight existing AHM service centres across the UAE. His business approach is one of fairness and transparency with a respect for every customer and each employee being treated alike. His maxim is that the customer always comes first. A people's person, Mr. Anan, welcomes his guests and challenges with the same enthusiasm. Away from work he is a family man, a passionate billiards player and clay shooter.
Mr. Joseph Rogan, Director of Sales - Mitsubishi & CarZone Megastore
"The senior management in AHM is very approachable and their leadership is unparalleled. This allows us to deliver our promise and provide the best service each and every time to our customers."
Popularly known as Joe, Mr. Rogan joined AHM in 2010 having previously worked with automotive giants including Porsche and Land Rover. The AHM values that he admires the most are - honesty and integrity.
Joe's favorite time in the office is
the beginning of every month. For him there is nothing quite like the satisfaction of outperforming the target. A great believer in maintaining a healthy work-life balance,
he enjoys a good round of golf or going out walking with his family.
Mr. Majed Safi, Director of Finance
"AHM's corporate culture has a comfort factor to it. Our management structure is transparent which allows us to think independently and speak freely. We work smart as a team and thus achieve a great deal because our efforts towards the company's key objectives are collective."
Mr. Majed joined AHM in 2008. With over 20 years of experience, he previously worked with Juma Al Majid Group of companies and Deloitte. A sharp, business-oriented hard worker, he is a qualified CPA and CMA by profession. Outside of the office Mr. Majed enjoys playing football with his children, spending time with his family and loves to read English and Arabic classics.
Mr. K Sahayam, Director of IT
"Every day at AHM brings something new. There are new challenges but always new solutions. With fresh insights that enable the AHM technology team to achieve its success, together we all contribute towards taking the business to greater heights. "
Mr. Sahayam brought with him a wealth of global industry knowledge having worked overseas for the dealerships of auto giants including Ford, Lincoln, Suzuki, Mazda and Bridgestone. He joined AHM in 2008 and sees his biggest strength in his ability to balance technical skill with sound business management. In 2010, he received the Group Innovation and Improvement Award from the Chairman, Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor as recognition for his achievements. Relaxing out of work Mr. Sahayam loves listening to music and is an avid cricket enthusiast.