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 Group - Celebrating the Human Resource Heroes: Hozpitality Group Best 30 HR 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.

List of Hozpitality's Best 30 HR Leaders in the Middle East winners of 2024 (in alphabetical order):

Ahmed Ghaleb, Director of Talent and Culture, Swissotel Al Murooj

Antia Ann Odero, Senior Human Resources Administrator, Dubaigolf

Antoraj Mariasusai, Multi-Property Director of Human Resources, Delta by Marriott, Elements city center by Westin, Elements west bay by Westin, and Al Samriya Autograph Collection by Marriott

Bella Hazel Galas Macarine, Human Resource Manager, Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

Dragos Paraschiv, Cluster Director of Human Resources Canopy, Hampton & Curio colection by Hilton Hotels, Dubai

Elis Aptula, Complex Assistant Director of HR, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre | Le Meridien Fairway | Aloft Dubai Airport | Element Dubai Airport | Aloft Al Mina | Element Al Mina

Ellaine Siruelo, Area Human Resources Leader for UAE, PES IHG Hotels & Resorts - InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa

Elvira Akhmetshina, Cluster HR Manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay

Farida Al Raisi, Director of Human Resources, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Hotel

Felicita Shanthy Balavendran, Director of Human Resources, Taj Dubai

Gina Galcescu, Cluster Director of HR, Fujairah Rotana Resort & Spa & Nour Arjaan by Rotana

Hasan Al Haj Hasan, Cluster HR Director, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai M Square Hotel & Residences

Jahanzeb Khan, Cluster Director of Talent & Culture, Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers & Novotel and Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate

Jennifer Thalawinna, Cluster Human Resources Manager, Wyndham Dubai Deira

Majid Alali, Human Resource and Public Relations Director, Millennium & Copthorne Airport Hotel

Manish Sadhu, Area Director of HR, Yas Plaza Hotels

Mariya Rudzynska, Director of Human Resources, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Mary Ann Andaya, Cluster Talent & Culture Manager, MAF-Accor Properties

Rajashree Vichare Purandare, Global HR Director, Kitopi

Rasha Alameen, Head People & Culture, Exhibition World Bahrain

Robert Mikaelian, VP- HR, JA Resorts & Hotels

Rochelle Morales, Cluster Human Resources Manager, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche

Salima Hussaini, Area Director of HR Middle East and DHR, Taj Exotica Resort and Spa, The Palm

Sameer Aboobacker Cluster HR, Talent & Culture Manager Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel and Ibis Styles Jumeira

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

Shirly Dizon, Manager of People and Culture, NH Collection Dubai The Palm

Sushma Shetty, Human Resources Manager, Movenpick Grand Al Bustan Hotel & Convention Centre Dubai

Sylvia Melika, Director of HR, SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences

Taisia Kurteeva, Manager of People and Culture, Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli

Ziwa Htun, Complex Director of Human Resources & Training, Al Habtoor City Complex

 List of Hozpitality's Best Commended HR Leaders in the Middle East winners of 2024 (in alphabetical order):

Adithya Iyer, Human Resources Manager, Dubai Golf

Judith Marcos, Assistant HR Manager, TIME Asma Hotel

Kamran Aslam, HR Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites by Wyndham Dubai JBR

Renukrishna Ratheesh, HR Manager, Al Jawhara Gardens Hotel

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