Editor's Choice

21057 25 Mar 2024

Hozpitality's Best HR Leaders: Elvira Akhmetshina

Elvira Akhmetshina believes that employees are any organization's backbone and actively engage in HR activities to support their growth and development.

Elvira Akhmetshina has been recognized in the esteemed Hozpitality Best HR Leaders Powerlist for the Middle East – 2024, underscoring her outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry. Currently serving as the Cluster HR Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Business Bay, Elvira hails from Saint Petersburg, Russia, and embodies a deep passion for hospitality.

Elvira's journey in the industry began in 2014 when she started her professional career as a receptionist at the Hilton Resort & Spa in Ras Al Khaimah. Driven by a keen interest in working with people behind the scenes, she transitioned to the Human Resources Department, marking a significant milestone in her career. Joining the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay in 2018 as a Human Resource Coordinator, Elvira's dedication and performance led to a well-deserved promotion to Cluster Assistant HR Manager.

With a focus on managing and nurturing talent, Elvira has cultivated a stable, friendly, and positive work environment at DoubleTree by Hilton—Business Bay, reflected in the hotel's low turnover rate of only 16.4%. She believes that employees are any organization's backbone and actively engage in HR activities to support their growth and development.

Elvira's commitment to excellence extends beyond the workplace, as evidenced by her initiatives to promote gender equality, increase employee engagement, and contribute to community service efforts. Under her leadership, the hotel has maintained the region's highest team member engagement score and actively participates in volunteer projects and environmental conservation activities.

During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Elvira demonstrated exceptional leadership by implementing strategies to retain employees and ensure their well-being. Her dedication to diversity and inclusion is evident through initiatives to provide opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

Throughout her tenure, Elvira has evolved as a trusted and respected HR professional, earning the trust and confidence of her colleagues. She prioritizes her team's well-being, providing support and assistance whenever needed.

Elvira Akhmetshina's relentless dedication, strategic vision, and commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture have positioned her as a standout leader in the HR landscape. Her contributions to DoubleTree by Hilton – Business Bay and the wider community testify to her remarkable leadership and impact in the hospitality industry.