Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, has announced the appointment of Laeeq Ahmed as the hotel’s new Human Resources Director. Mr. Ahmed brings almost two decades of experience to this important role and is sure to be a great addition to the well-established team that provides industry-leading hospitality in Dubai.
Laeeq has spent 18 years in Human Resources making him an ideal candidate to develop and lead the Radisson Media City Hotel’s talent and culture strategy.
Since his first HR position as an executive with TATA Group in 2004, Laeeq’s drive for innovation in recruiting, retaining and developing talent in a progressive business culture was quickly recognized as he implemented new initiatives and improved practices within the company contributed.
In 2007 Laeeq became Senior Human Resource Executive at Aditya Birla Group before moving to Dubai in 2009 where he took up his first hospitality role as Assistant Human Resources Manager for the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. By 2012, Laeeq worked as a Human Resources Manager at Accor MAF Central Services to manage and streamline HR operations across the brand’s UAE portfolio. In the following six years, Laeeq first became Human Resources Manager and then Director of Talent & Culture in various hotels in the United Arab Emirates.
Laeeq most recently served as Director of Talent & Culture at Sofitel Hotel Jumeirah Beach and today we are pleased to announce his position as HR Director for Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City Hotel.
“I am delighted to welcome Laeeq to the Radisson Blu Dubai Media City team. Not only does he bring extensive knowledge and experience, but also a proven track record of driving innovation, providing inspirational leadership and leading teams with genuine engagement and emotional intelligence. He has been both consistently successful and incredibly popular with every team fortunate enough to have him, and we look forward to what an incredible impact he will no doubt have on our already outstanding team at Media City,” said James Berry, Cluster General Manager at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City and Park Inn by Radisson Dubai Motor City.
“Radisson is one of the most respected names in global hospitality and I am honored to accept the role of HR Director at the amazing Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team across the hotel and help lead a culture of true excellence and true teamwork across the organization,” said Laeeq Ahmed, HR Director, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City.
As Human Resources Director at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Laeeq will be responsible for leading the company’s human resources functions, including talent acquisition, learning and development, employee engagement, compensation and benefits, talent management HR information systems (HRIS) and for people development strategic decisions related to all aspects of HR policies and processes.