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Cornerstone heralds new headquarters for Hikma Pharmaceuticals

By JT - Oct 13,2015 - Last updated at Oct 13,2015

Greater Amman Municipality Mayor Aqel Biltaji and Hikma Chairman and CEO Said Darwazah, Vice Chairman, President and CEO of MENA and Emerging Markets Mazen Darwazah and members of the board attend the laying of the cornerstone for the company's new headquarters in Amman on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of Hikma)

AMMAN — Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a renowned Jordanian pharmaceutical manufacturer, announced on Tuesday in a press statement that it held a cornerstone laying ceremony at the site of its new headquarters in Bayader Wadi Al Seer. 

"The new headquarters, scheduled for completion by early 2018, aims at underscoring the company’s recent rapid expansion and growth," the statement said. 

Greater Amman Municipality Mayor Aqel Biltaji headed the ceremony which was attended by Said Darwazah, chairman and chief executive officer; Mazen Darwazah, vice chairman, president and chief executive officer of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and emerging markets, Mazen Darwazah, members of the board as well as the executive team, in addition to media representatives. 

"Selected by Hikma founder, Samih Darwazah, before his passing, the building’s design represents his vision for the company and his unrelenting pursuit of continuous growth and expansion," the statement added.

As part of the ceremony, Khalil Fakhoury from Dar Al Handasah Group, the new headquarters’ designers and consultants, gave a presentation on the project and its structural phases. 

Emerging as one of the few green buildings in Jordan, the new headquarters will boast innovative green technology in efforts to increase the efficiency with which resources such as water and energy are used in order to minimise negative environmental effects. 

“Since its foundation almost 40 years ago, Hikma Pharmaceuticals has been guided by Samih Darwazah, towards the forefront of innovation in the pharmaceutical industry,” commented Mazen Darwazah. 

 

“Having experienced a period of rapid growth around the world, we’re delighted to be laying the cornerstone of our new world-class headquarters, from which we will continue to deliver on our mission to improve people’s lives. In line with our commitment towards environmental conservation, we’re looking forward to having a green headquarters, which takes us one step further in our ongoing efforts to increase our reliance on renewable energy,” he said.

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