Starwood Resorts Maldives has appointed Mr. Francis Ambatt as the Director of Human Resources – Maldives for its two leading resorts, the Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa and the W Retreat & Spa - Maldives.
Francis, who joins Starwood Resorts Maldives from The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace in India, brings to the team over 15 years of human resources’ experience in a number of multicultural organizations. Beginning his career with Al Mufta Group in Doha, Qatar he was responsible for managing the HR functions of some of the world’s leading franchised retail outlets, such as Pizza Hut, KFC and American Fried Chicken.
“I am excited to be here in the Maldives to lead the HR functions of both the W Retreat & Spa Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. More excited as I carry the Starwood baton to carry its people philosophy, mindful of our unique positioning and committed service delivery”, Francis said citing his appointment.
Known as a keen strategist with a flair for designing and implementing innovative strategies and HR interventions, Francis said that both resorts of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives have many things to their credit – the best happening and performing resorts in the South Asia Region, and that it is time that they are to be taken to the next level of excellence in human resources practices.
Some of the world renowned brands which Francis has worked for include The Westin Hotels & Resorts, Taj Group, Six Senses and Accor.