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101600 09 Mar 2020

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA Appoints Shahnaz Hassan as the Group Director of Human Resources

A momentous leap towards women empowerment in the hospitality sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (March 09, 2020) – Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa according to October 2019 report issued by STR, formerly known as Smith Travel Research, appoints Shahnaz Hassan as the Group Director of Human Resources. The move comes in line with the company's restless endeavors to empower qualified and talented women in the hospitality sector.

With 25 years of experience and a diversity of skills, Shahnaz will lead the human resources to support the robust expansion plan of the group and accelerate the learning and development process. Before joining Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, Shahnaz held the position of Human Resources Director at Union Properties, Uptown Mirdiff prior being promoted to General Manager. She also has held several senior positions at highly respected companies such as General Electric, Damac Holdings, HSBC and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

In 1993, Shahnaz graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Women’s College. Since then, she has taken the lead to overcome various challenges that women were facing at that time. She has successfully made her way to success by taking over senior positions.

Kevork Deldelian, Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, said, “Shahnaz will add substantial value to the company, and we will support her to realize our vision in leading the market with digital transformation, Emiratization, women empowerment and modern concepts. As part of the ultimate visions that lead the region to a brighter future such as vision 2021 in UAE and vision 2030 in KSA, our vision prioritizes the interests of our hotels’ owners focusing on strengthening our productive relationships with increasing profits and revenues.”

Commenting on her appointment, Shahnaz, said, “I would like to extend my thanks to the executive management of Millennium for trusting me with the responsibility of leading and elevating their human resources, and I look forward to witnessing my long experience being translated into strategic plans and actions putting Emiratization and women empowerment ahead any other priority in this flourishing chapter of the development of our company.”