Asif Latief, Managing Director, Boels Rental Ltd.
Standing for Election to the HAE Tools and Equipment Board 2021
Asif joined Boels Rental in January 2020 as Managing Director of the Boels Rental UK business and Operational Board Member of the Boels Group. He is responsible for the overall strategy and development of Boels Rental in the UK – a c.£30m tools, compact plant, access and generator rental business.
Previously, Asif spent 17 years at Sunbelt Rentals UK (formerly A-Plant) and held an executive Board position as Marketing Director, during this time he has had responsibility for the Key Accounts, business development, marketing, pricing, customers experience and central call centre operations.
Asif has been active with various associations over the years, such as CITS (Construction Industry Theft Scheme), HAE (Hire Association Europe), CPA (Construction Plant Hire Association), ERA (European Rental Association) and served as president of OPERC (Off-Highway Plant Equipment Research Centre).
He has a vast amount of knowledge of the rental industry both in the UK and internationally. His key skills include strategic planning, sales and marketing, business development and he also has a passion for the hire industry and the people in it. Indeed, in July 2020 Asif launched the #HireTogether social media initiative to encourage the sharing of job offers for rental industry colleagues who were out of work due to Covid-19.
Asif will support the HAE in developing activity in the areas that will have maximum impact to the industry, however a key focus will be on attracting, developing and retaining future talent and recognising the changing needs of the various roles within hire companies.