New Partners Making Waves at Global Design Powerhouse HBA

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In a move that reinforces HBA’s commitment to future growth and incubating talent, HBA announced today two new partners to join senior leadership: Agnes Ng in Singapore and Rahul Shankhwalker, STUDIO South East Asia & India.

HBA announces two new Partners to join senior leadership: Agnes Ng in Singapore and Rahul Shankhwalker, STUDIO South East Asia & India. STUDIO is a division of HBA, tuned to budget conscious owners and developers, thirsty for sophisticated cutting-edge design with locally accessible nimble solutions.

These changes take place on the heels of HBA’s most successful year to date in terms of record revenue, staffing numbers, and Industry recognition, as one of the world’s most admired Interior Design firms by Interior Design magazine. HBA is now a company with 20 Partners of diverse backgrounds and skills all drawn together with a common goal - to make HBA the premier design group in the world.

"HBA prides itself on hiring employees with leadership potential, integrity, creativity, and the ability to work with people at all levels and locations, and at the same time never losing focus that design quality and client service are what sets HBA apart,” said René Gross Kærskov, co-CEO of HBA. Additionally, the company strives to provide its staff with unrivaled growth opportunities as demonstrated by these recent recognitions.

HBA has promoted these six professionals:

Agnes Ng, Partner in Singapore – Agnes joined HBA in 2005, and with a masterful technical ability and exquisite taste, she has excelled to overseeing design conceptualization, development, and installation for award winning projects such as the Four Seasons Seychelles, Four Seasons Guangzhou and most recently, Grand Hyatt Shenyang.

Rahul Shankhwalker, Partner, STUDIO in South East Asia and India – Rahul has championed HBA’s growth in India and Singapore with HBA’s STUDIO brand. Boasting over 12 years working experience, Rahul has a significant body of built work in Asia many of which have received accolades in International publications. Rahul’s current portfolio includes a Raffles Resort in Bali, Radisson Plaza Mumbai, JW Marriott in Kolkata, Leela Kempinski in Delhi and Ritz Carlton Thailand.

New Associates include:
Abigail Levy in London
Jay Vee Valle in Los Angeles
Jun Bautista in the Philippines
Laurie Weston in Los Angeles

Ian Carr, co-CEO of HBA said, “The new partners have proven dedication to HBA's culture of creativity and quality as wells as providing impeccable personalized service to each individual client. HBA’s worldwide success has been fueled by the passion of the individual designers and teams who work here. Today we recognize those people by sharing ownership in our group.”

HBA continues to define the industry of hotel design focusing on a constant refinement of our design offerings and the enhancement of our people. “We have a responsibility to our industry and our clients to think beyond the normal and push the bar of excellence,” said Carr.

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