2May 2018 – Dubai: Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group was honoured by the Institute of Directors (IOD) with the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for ‘Leadership for Business Excellence & Innovation’. Sultan Al Habtoor, President, Al Habtoor Motors collected the award on Khalaf Al Habtoor’s behalf at a ceremony held on 18 April 2018 at The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
A delegation from the Institute of Directors visited the Chairman at the Al Habtoor Group headquarters on 1 May 2018 to present the award to him personally and congratulate him.
The delegation was led by Dr Tayeb Al Kamali, Director General for Education & Training Development, UAE Ministry of Interior and included Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahliwalu, Managing Director, IOD Dr Sultan Hussein Karmostaji, Executive Director for Strategy & Innovation, Education & Training Development, UAE Ministry of Interior and Dr AbdulHannan Kareem, Executive Director, Administration Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness, Education & Training Development, UAE Ministry of Interior.
Also present were Hadi N. El Kadi, Group General Counsel, Al Habtoor Group, and Habtoor Al Habtoor, Deputy Chairman of the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
The award recognizes Al Habtoor’s exemplary leadership and commitment over the years towards the growth the Al Habtoor Group and the United Arab Emirates.
Al Habtoor said, “It is an honour to receive this award from the Institute of Directors. I believe that discipline is directly linked to success. Being disciplined is a priority and this is what I have been following since day one.”
“The Al Habtoor Group works parallel with the UAE government for the prosperity of our country. We grow together and this is why the UAE is a successful country,” he added.
The Golden Peacock Awards, instituted by the IOD, India in 1991, have become a hallmark of excellence, both locally and globally. In 2017, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor was recognized with the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Business and Social Inclusiveness.
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