Majid Awwad, Managing Director Engineering Division


Born in Palestine, graduated with an Engineering degree in France, worked with Otis Elevators in Kuwait and corporate offices in Paris until 1993. Moved to Dubai joining HTE, he was appointed as General Manager – Engineering Division in 2005 and became the Managing Director in 2007.

Rakesh Tiwari, Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Rakesh, a Chartered Accountant (India) by profession, is presently heading the Group's Financial, Accounts, HR and Administration Departments. He has been with the group for more than 10 years and has been a very important contributor to the success achieved by the Group. Mr. Rakesh has experience of more than 20 years in financial management of corporates combined with a strong business acumen achieved by working in large conglomerates in UAE and India.

Sara Assman, Business development & Government Relationship Manager


Miss Sara Assmann joined HTE in 2008 and specializes in the consultancy of International Enterprises in their company establishment and Market entrance in the UAE. Furthermore Sara focuses on Project Assessment and the relationship between governmental authorities and Rashid Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises L.L.C.

Syed Hassan Ali, Vice President Business Development


Mr. Hassan Ali brings with him more than 3 decades of specialized automotive experience in the Middle East and International Markets such as CIS countries etc. He may be contacted for all your vehicles requirements and for Dealer Network Developments

Viraj M. Dhopte, Finance Manager


With a strong background in financial management and a talent for business planning, Mr. Viraj Dhopte is an astute and knowledgeable professional. He has a combined experience of 12+ years in UAE and India predominantly, in corporate financing and budgeting developed through working in manufacturing, retail and service concerns. Prior to joining AHTE, he worked with ‘Landmark Retail & Hospitality Group’ and ‘Dubai Investments PJSC’, reviewing strategic business plans/performance of the hospitality division, as well as working on mergers & acquisition proposals. By profession, Mr. Viraj Dhopte is a Chartered Accountant (India) with ranks at All-India level, Masters of Commerce (India) and holder of Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from CIMA (UK).



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He has a zest for life, particularly when it comes to his family, his friends and his passion for sport, his favorite being polo.


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