List of Most Popular and Commended HR Leaders announced for Middle East.

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Like the previous "Hozpitality's Best 30" lists, the nominees for this list are selected through nominations from major hospitality establishments. The ranking is then determined by the number of votes received online, indicating how popular the nominee is among their colleagues, teams, suppliers, partners, and friends. The top 30 HR leaders are unveiled at the end of the 30-day voting period, and their stories are featured in this article.

This year's list will highlight the thirty highly regarded HR leaders in the Middle East, with an additional ten commendable individuals also being recognized. These HR leaders serve as the vital link between owners and teams, balancing a focus on increased revenue and profitability with cost-effectiveness. Their exceptional efficiency, leadership, and management skills make them the captains of their respective hotels or restaurants.

Please see the full list with profiles of winners online at:-

Hozpitality's Best 30: Recognizing Most Popular Human Resource Leaders in the Middle East

Hozpitality Group would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the winners. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of these outstanding individuals and sharing their stories with the wider community.

Here is the list of 30 Best Most Popular HR Winners (in alphabetical order):

Ahmed Lasheen, Regional Director of HR - Arabian Peninsula - Hilton Worldwide

Antia Odero, Senior HR Administrator - Human Resources, Dubai Golf

Aseem Kapoor, CEO, Ark People Solutions

Aseema Fernandes, HR Manager, Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel

Cherry Santos Cruz, Director of HR, Sofitel JBR

Elie Abi Samra, Director of Talent & Culture, Rixos hotels, Gulf

Ellaine Siruelo, Sr HR Leader, IHG - Kuwait & Bahrain and Director of Human Resources,

 IHG - InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & SPA

George Mathew, Cluster Director of HR, Grand Hyatt Dubai

Ina Lorenz, Director of L&D, Accor Academy India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Jane Fernandes, Cluster Director of Human Resources, (Multi-Country): Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel

 Dubai, Aloft City Centre Deira & The Westin and Le Méridien City Centre Bahrain

Kieth Walter Ayuso, Director of HR, Jannah Hotels & Resorts

Madhav Kumar, Human Resources Manager, Seven Holding SPC, Bahrain

Mohamed Ribayathulla, Talent & Culture Manager, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman

Paarth Mathur, Cluster Dir. of HR, Valor Hospitality - Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek,

Wyndham Dubai Deira, Days Hotel by Wyndham, Super 8 by Wyndham

Payal Kulkarni, Area Director of Human Resources - Abu Dhabi and Jordan - Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Rajashree Purandare Vichare, HR Director, Kitopi

Rania Roufael - Chief People Officer, Sunset Hospitality Group

Razvi Raza, Cluster Director of Talent & Culture, Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai

and Movenpick Hotel Apartments Al Mamzar Dubai

Roni Masri, Regional Director of HR and Talent Development Golden Tulip MENA/ Louvre Hotels

Salima Hussaini, Director of Human Resources at Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, The Palm, Dubai

Sameer Aboobacker, Cluster Talent & Culture Manager, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel,

Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira

Santhosh Gopinathan, Director of Human Resources, Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi

Sergio Snyder, Area Director of HR, Marriott International

Shamsa Alwardi, Director of Human Resources, Kempinski Hotel Muscat

Stefan Geyser, Group Director of People & Culture at Minor Hotels

Sunny Mehta, Director of Human Resources, Millennium Place Barsha Heights

Susan Abdullah Crone, Director of Human Resources, at Caesars Palace Dubai

Tarek Jarrouje, Director of HR, Conrad Hotel Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Uzma Noor, HR Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton - Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Vivek Srinivasan, Director of Human Resources, Shangri-La and Traders Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Commended Winners (in alphabetical order):

Aileen Biscocho, Human Resources Manager, TIME Grand Plaza Hotel

Ayesha Aldhafri, Director- HR & Administration, D&B Properties UAE

Deepak Kunnath, HR Manager, The Tower Plaza Hotel

Dinesh Chaudhari, Head of HR and Talent Development at Palazzo Versace Dubai

Eugene Bosman, Cluster Director of Human Resources - Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Kamran Aslam, Human Resource Manager, Ramada Suites by Wyndham , Dubai , JBR

Renukrishna, Asst. HR manager, Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel

Sonam Lhanzom, HR Executive, voco Bonnington Dubai

Victor Thomas, HR Manager, Ajman Hotel

Zamir Abbasi, Cluster Director Human Resources, Millennium Hotels Doha