OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND HENLEY

Principals

Tariq Usmani 
Chief Executive Officer

Co-founder and Chief Executive of the Henley Group, Tariq is responsible for formulating strategy for the business and ensuring its effective implementation.  He manages direct reports from the main areas of the business and leads on banking relationships and on ensuring the company ethos remains at the heart of the Group. Charity is a key focus of the company and Tariq leads in this area.

Shafiq Malik 
Director: Procurement

Co-founder and Director of the Henley Homes group of companies. Alongside his Board duties, Shafiq is specifically responsible for Procurement and Aftercare across the business. He specialises in contract and credit term negotiation and runs the aftercare team.

Kashif Usmani 
Director: Projects

Co-founder and Director of Projects for the Henley Homes group of companies. Alongside his Board duties, Kashif oversees the Construction, Commercial and Technical teams to ensure delivery of all projects to time and budget.

Joseph Donkor 
Chief Operating Officer

Joseph has responsibility for day-to-day operations of the business, proactively taking steps to maximise performance of the central departments on behalf of the CEO and managing the core support functions within the Group. Prior to joining Henley he undertook senior leadership roles at the Royal Bank of Scotland in their Business, Wealth and Retail Banking sectors where he successfully implemented and delivered business strategy.

Yash Dave FCCA, ACA, MBA, ACIS 
Chief Financial Officer

Yash has nearly three decades of financial control, corporate finance, M&A, tax & treasury and deal structuring experience. He has worked in major multinationals such as Vodafone Plc, Boots Plc, Thistle Hotels, and most recently was Group CFO of Strawberry Star Group. At Henley he is part of the Investment Committee and senior leadership team, reporting at board level. He is a cricket enthusiast and played professional cricket for many years.

Faisal Siddiqui 
Director: Acquisitions

Faisal heads up Henley’s Land Department. He is responsible for formulating the acquisition strategy of the business and sourcing new development opportunities, working with private landowners and public sector bodies.   Faisal has spent the last seven years at Henley specialising in acquiring brownfield sites, delivering planning on large complex mixed-use developments and growing the hotel investment portfolio.

Nassar Khalil 
Director: Hotels & Leisure

Nassar Khalil heads the hotel and leisure team. His responsibilities include brand development and growth strategy for the Group’s hotel portfolio. Formerly the COO for Royal Luxury Hotels, he led and managed the launch of its seven star hotel in Doha, Qatar. Prior to that Nassar was Operations Director (and was pivotal to the development and launch) of the group now known as Nadler Hotels. Nassar has also held other board and senior management roles for hotel groups including Sanderson and Hilton Worldwide.

Tim Bystedt 
Head of Design

Tim manages the Group architectural team and is responsible for coordinating design development, between the Commercial and Construction teams and with external consultants.  He joined the Group from Haverstock, a specialist public sector practice where he was Associate Partner, and prior to that he was an Associate at FLAQC.  Tim has strong communication and leadership skills and an aptitude for ensuring the commercial viability and timeliness of his team’s designs.

Aaron Usmani 
Director: Construction

As Construction Director, Aaron Usmani is specifically responsible for the Construction delivery area of the business. His involvement ranges from design team management to oversight of the build programme and generation of bank reports.  Aaron joined the Henley Group from Laing O’Rourke as a project manager.

Aman Dalvi OBE MSc FRSA 
Director: Strategic Business

Aman has responsibility for developing strategy and effective business partnerships with key stakeholders on behalf of the CEO and Board.  Prior to joining the Group, Aman worked for a London Local Authority as Corporate Director of Place, which incorporated planning and regeneration.  Previously he has been CEO of a Housing Association and an Economic Development Agency.