Hafis Shariff

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  • hafis@earththink.co.uk
Summary of Qualifications:

Specialist in recruitment focusing on the broad leisure, hotels and hospitality sectors in both the UK and Internationally. Offers permanent, interim recruitment solutions at all levels from Senior Directors to middle management.
With 20 years experience working at the top end of the hotel sector including 6 years as a 4/5*GM in London and a Luxury 5* Star Resort in Africa specialises in key hires working predominantly on retained assignments with many of the leading hotel, high end restaurants and hospitality brands.

Experience:

07.2016 – now • H International Consultant Ltd, London (UK)
Managing Director
Company specialises in identifying, evaluating, and placing the best talent in the hospitality industry. Works with some of the best opportunities and most interesting companies matching the ideal candidates to perfect specific roles.

10.2011 – 01.2016 • Leisure People, London (UK)
Associate Director
Company specialises in identifying, evaluating, and placing the best talent in the hospitality industry. Works with some of the best opportunities and most interesting companies matching the ideal candidates to perfect specific roles.

02.2009 – 08.2011 • The Z Hotel (Zanzibar)
General Manager
Z hotel is a chic, boutique 5 star hotel on the Beach which blends elegant, contemporary design with lots features to create 40 individual rooms, 3 rooftop suites and 2 ocean front cottages in a uniquely cool and relaxing environment.

10.2007 – 02.2009 • Cola Hotels and Suits, London (UK)
General Manager
Kensington Close Hotel and Kingsways Hall Hotel

11.2005 – 10.2007 • Whitbread, London (UK)
General Manager
Whitbread PLC is the owner of the UK’s favourite hotel chain, Premier Inn, as well as restaurant brands, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Bar + Block.

01.1997 – 11.2005 • Marriott International
Head of Department and General Manager
Marriott International, Inc. is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories.