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OUR NEW CEO: IAIN LIGHT Iain Light is the brand new CEO of A.Hak. He was appointed so recently that the editors of this magazine pulled the print order at the very last moment, so that it could include the news of his appointment. This will therefore be a brief introduction, while more in-depth insights in his plans and vision will follow. ‘It is too soon for that in any case’, says Light. ‘I recently shared my preliminary insights with the management of the various A.Hak companies. Once the holiday season is over, I look forward to continue to work with them on each company’s strategy.’

‘Strategy is not just about numbers’

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o me, it is a great honour and responsibility to be entrusted with the daily leadership of A.Hak by the Van Geenhuizen family’, says Light. ‘Their leadership is what turned A.Hak into the highly reputable company it is today; a brand name that ­commands respect in the industries it serves. With this foundation as our baseline, I look forward to the further development of A.Hak. The future as I see it, is one of a robust company that is more adaptable to changing market conditions.’ ‘THERE IS NO WAY AROUND A.HAK’

‘I have worked in the inspection and certifying industry throughout my career, especially in the pipeline industry. In this market, A.Hak is simply too big a name to avoid. In my previous position as the CEO of Applus RTD, I ran into A.Hak Industrial Services as a competitor to be reckoned with in the field of inspections. While I was less aware of the work A.Hak does in the field of domestic infrastructure connections and distribution networks, I learned a great deal about these services in the past six months. ‘I got involved with A.Hak as a strategic advisor in February. The ­benefit of observing the organisation as an outsider for a while, is that it enabled me to form an objective perspective. The insights I gained in this period, will surely help me to determine the new strategy for the coming years.’ STRATEGIC WORKSHOPS

‘It is too early for me to publish these insights in this edition of the A.Hak Magazine, for various reasons. In my first month as CEO, I shared these findings with the management at A.Hak during strategic workshops. I asked them for their input to help build strategies for their specific companies. These strategies surely do not only revolve around financial objectives, as strategy is more than just numbers. Safety, quality, HRM and project management for instance, are equally important. Once everyone returns to the job re-energised after the summer holidays, we will build forward on the plans for 2018 and beyond. Once these are drafted, the Executive Board will submit them for approval to the Supervisory Board. In the meantime, I will endeavour to build good and lasting relations with the two primary audiences of this magazine: the staff members at A.Hak and our business contacts all across the globe.’

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A.Hak Magazine #16 Summer 2017  

A.Hak Magazine is a publication for employees, customers and partners of A.Hak, the Dutch specialist in the field of design, construction an...

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