The 7th annual career fair exhibition from the
13th of March to the 15th of March 2007 ended with
a success for both visitors and participating
companies. Al Habtoor Group participated for the
second time in row in the career fair exhibition.
Al Habtoor Group has grown with the UAE and is now
internationally recognized through its
Construction, Hotels, Real Estate, Education,
Automobile Distribution & Leasing and Publishing
businesses. It is one of the UAE’s most successful
& respected diversified business corporations
operating across the Middle East and beyond.
One of the successes of this year's career fair
for Al Habtoor Group is the number of visitors,
which has increased significantly, also this year
high school student had the chance to apply during
the career fair.
Al Habtoor Group of companies mission during the
2007 career fair exhibition was to hire the U.A.E
nationals applicants in all divisions of the
companies under Al Habtoor Group. The
Emiritization plan was held under the direct
supervision of the Chairman Mr. Khalaf Ahmed Al
Habtoor and the CEO Mr. Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor.
Al Habtoor Group plan is raise up the percentage
of U.A.E nationals in Al Habtoor Group up to 25%
by the end of 2007.
Ms. Azza Al Sharhan - Director, Mr. Essa Al Mulla
- Programme Development Manager, Emirates
Nationals Development Programme visited Al Habtoor
Group head office and met Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor -
Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor - Chief
Executive and Senior Group Directors and
Divisional Managers to discuss further avenues of
cooperation. Chairman Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor
stressed the on going commitment of the group to
capitalize on UAE nationals employment as a
strategic and long term investment. The programme
officials stressed the pioneering implementation
of the group commitment towards uae nationals
Khalaf Al Habtoor Urges
The Lebanese State to Put Aside Their Internal
20th March, 2007 -Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor, Chairman
of Al Habtoor Group, urged the Lebanese state to
put aside their internal political differences and
work towards providing a secure and just
environment for investors in the country. Speaking
to an audience of invited media, during a press
conference held at Beirut Airport, he said, "Arab
and Lebanese investors are considering the option
of proceeding through international law to obtain
justice and compensation". He went on to outline
the significant damages sustained to investors
resulting from the inability of the state to
implement law and order.
Clarifying his position, Al Habtoor, said, "Due to
the continuing unfriendly investment climate in
Lebanon, a number of Arab and Lebanese investors
have approached me to join them in suing the State
of Lebanon before the UNICITRAL (United Nations
Commission on International Trade Law) or ICSID
(International Centre for Settlement of Investment
Disputes). I have used my personal leverage to
persuade them to hold back, believing that the
prevailing state of affairs would change. But in
all honesty, how long can I continue to do this.
Are things really going to improve to a
satisfactory level in the in the near future?"
In conclusion, Al Habtoor added, "I find it
difficult to accept the employee layoffs that have
resulted from this catalogue of disasters where
decent people have been deprived of their income
and ultimately the ability to support their
families. Lebanon needs to attract foreign
investments to create more employment and for that
to happen the State has to ensure security for the
Mr.Khalaf Al Habtoor receives visitors from Nomura
Holdings. 1- Dr. Junichi Ujiie - Chairman of
Nomura Holdings & Mr. Khalaf Al Habtoor Chairman
of Al Habtoor Group. 2- Dr. Junichi Ujiie -
Chairman of Nomura Holdings, Mr. Takahide Mizuno -
Executive Vice President of Nomura Assest
Management, Mr. Yasuharu Tanaka -
Director-Investment of Nomura Investment Banking,
Mr. Kiyoshi Takai - Executive Assistant to the
Chairman of Nomura Holdings and Mr. Takuya Furuya
- President of Nomura Investment Banking with Mr.
Khalaf Al Habtoor - Chairman of Al Habtoor Group
and executive managers from Al Habtoor Group. 3-
Mr. Takahide Mizuno, Mr. Yasuharu Tanaka, Mr.
Kiyoshi Takai and Mr. Takuya Furuya.
From the left Mr. David D. Arnold President of The
American University In Cairo, Mr. Khalaf Al
Habtoor Chairman of Al Habtoor Group and Mr.
Kenneth Manotti Vice President of The American
University In Cairo during their visit to Mr.
Khalaf Al Habtor office.
Area Representative of Al Habtoor group in Lebanon
Mr. Abdallah Al Zoabi and Spa Manager Ms. Rita
Aoun welcoming famous singer Elissa at Habtoor
Grand Hotel Beirut and honouring her member ship
at the Elixir Spa Beirut