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Jonathan Hindle

Jonathan Hindle  Group Managing Director, EMEA | Start date: 1994

KI Middle East (South) - Bahrain, Oman, Qatar & United Arab Emirates 
 
New Fetter Place, 8-10 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1AZ

T: +44 (0)20 7404 7441

Jonathan Hindle is a Chartered Designer who has worked with leading architectural practices and property companies. He is Group Managing Director for KI EMEA, spending the last 21 years founding and building the UK and European operations of KI. The last 10 years have also seen the development of KI's Middle East and Asian operations under Jonathan's management. Jonathan is on the Boards/Committees of many of the principal industry bodies and trade associations and is currently serving as the Chairman of the British Furniture Confederation. Jonathan was the founding Chairman of the Design Guild Mark, and was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers for 2013/2014, the industry's charity, where he continues to serve as Fundraising Chairman. Jonathan commissioned and was the principal sponsor of the successful new book "Modern British Furniture – Design since 1945", by Lesley Jackson, published by the V&A.

  Hatem-Shelleh-small Mr Hatem Shelleh  KI Middle East (North) - Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon & Saudi Arabia
Regional Manager 

M: +962 79 611 6303
E: hshelleh@kimiddleeast.com

PO Box 1869
Amman 11821, Jordan

T: +962 6 464 3500
F: +962 6 464 3501
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Joanna Laverty Operations Manager, Middle East | Start date: 2018

Joanna started working at KI in 2018 and began on the education sales support team as Team Leader. In September, she took on the role of Operations Manager in the Middle East, liaising with dealers, factories and forwarders. Prior to KI, Joanna has previous experience of customer service roles both in the UK and Austria. She also has previous experience in the Nuclear Material Accounting field thanks to her time in the United Nations. In her spare time, Joanna enjoys learning Japanese, reading, solving crossword puzzles and traveling, with Chiang Mai being her favourite location in the world.
Christina-Mackenzie-01 Christina Mackenzie  Sales Support, Middle East | Start date: 2014

Christina joined KI in the summer of 2014 as an office junior, and has since grown to join our Sales Support team for the Middle East. Christina’s role involves liaising with clients, arranging shipments, producing quotes and processing orders. Prior to joining KI, she worked for a national hotel company's online reservations department. Outside of work, Christina enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Finance & Accounts


Jeremy McWhinney
Jeremy McWhinney  Operations & Finance Director | Start date: 2001

Jeremy is an FCCA Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience at KI. As Finance and Operations Director, he has oversight across Sales Support, Supply Chain and Finance throughout our operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to KI he had senior finance roles in a variety of sectors including restaurants, publishing and technology start-ups. Outside of work Jeremy retains a keen interest in history and enjoys restoring his 750 year old house.
Thomas Morris-Thurgood
Thomas Morris-Thurgood  Management Accountant | Start date: 2007

Tom has been working at KI since early 2007 and works within the accounts department as an ACCA-qualified accountant. His role comprises of producing the monthly management accounts as well as other internal and external financial reports. He also deals with the purchase side of the accounts function. Prior to working at KI Tom gained a degree in Mathematics, helped setup a not for profit organisation and worked in the accounts department for a telecoms company. When Tom is not working he loves to play golf, socialise with his friends and fancies himself as a bit of a bedroom DJ!
Anna Lowczecka
Anna Lowczecka  Management Accountant | Start date: 2011

As Management Accountant at KI, Anna is involved in producing the management reports. She also oversees client invoicing and credit control. Anna is undertaking her ACCA accountancy exams and hopes to complete her qualification soon. In the past, she worked as an office co-ordinator and bookkeeper for a recruitment consultancy firm. In her spare time, apart from studying for exams, Anna enjoys cycling and all forms of dancing.
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Krystian Szczerbiak | Finance Assistant | Start date: 2015

Krystian joined KI in November 2015 as a Finance Assistant. He looks after accounts payable, ensuring that all suppliers are paid on time. Shortly after graduating from university, Krystian worked for a media company where he gained his first experience in finance. He is now undertaking ACCA exams to become a chartered accountant. In his free time, Krystian enjoys cycling, horse riding, cinema, catching up with friends, cooking and trying new restaurants.

Design 


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Alex Gifford  Design Director | Start date: 2018

Alex has worked in the workplace furniture industry for over 20 years with several international brands. Graduating from Birmingham University and the Royal College of Art with degrees in manufacturing engineering and industrial design engineering respectively, Alex has worked across product design, branding and marketing. As KI’s design director, he leads KI’s capabilities around client-driven product development and co-creation, design and brand strategy. Outside of work, Alex spends much of his time with his family in Hampshire or tinkering with the house. When time allows he’ll be in any of London’s galleries rekindling a love of modern and contemporary art.

Lee Andrews
Lee Andrews  Design Manager | Start date: 2006

Lee has a degree in Product Design and has worked in the contract furnishing industry for over 15 years. He manages KI’s design and space planning team and is responsible for all design, 3D visualisation, technical illustrations, photography, and CAD planning. He also specialises in client specific tailoring and customisation of product. Lee enjoys sports, particularly triathlon, so most weekends he will be swimming, cycling or running or all three!
Jashu Kerai
Jashu Kerai  Space Planner | Start date: 2012

Jashu joined KI in 2012 as part of a near 20-year career in the furniture industry. She is responsible for the space planning of each bespoke project, producing furniture schedules and quotations to fit the client’s specific requirements. Prior to KI, Jashu worked as a sales co-ordinator & space planner. Outside of work Jashu spends most of her time catching up with family and friends.
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Grace Souky   Creative Design Engineer | Start date: 2018

Grace has over 10 years of experience working for product design studios as well as established furniture brands. She holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York and a degree in Architecture from Universidad Simón Bolívar in her native Venezuela. Her designs have been featured in exhibitions throughout Latin America, United States and Europe and featured in publications such as Wallpaper* and Architectural Digest. Outside of work, Grace enjoys spending time with her family and dog, travelling somewhere beachy and baking. 
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Ellie Farrier   Team Co-ordinator, Product Development | Start date: 2018

Ellie acts as the team co-ordinator to the design team, assisting in the coordination and management of design projects. She supports the management team and design engineers in product development and product introduction. She works with third party supply chain partners, develops detailed project plans and oversees the administration of product testing. Prior to KI, Ellie completed an apprenticeship at a public relations agency and then went on to work at a children’s charity in both the fundraising and PR/Celebrity departments. In her spare time, Ellie enjoys getting outdoors, travelling both the UK and further afield, spending time with her family, walking her dogs and socialising with friends.  

Marketing


Rishi Mehra
Rishi Mehra  Marketing Manager | Start date: 2014

Joining the team in February 2014 as marketing manager, Rishi is responsible for developing KI’s brand and supporting the sales teams’ business development activities. New to the furniture & design industry, Rishi’s broad marketing expertise has been gained across hospitality, tourism, recruitment, public sector and not-for-profit. Contrary to popular belief, Rishi insists he has not lost his Australian accent despite moving to Milan in 2005 and subsequently to London in 2008. Rarely seen outside his kitchen, the KI showroom is about as far away from East London as Rishi usually gets.


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