Veteran Maldivian hotelier Didi awarded HR Maldives’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Veteran Maldivian hotelier Ibrahim Mohamed Didi has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by HR Maldives.

The award was presented to Didi, who owns local conglomerate SIMDI Group, at the HR Summit and Expo 2018, which was held on March 2. He was also named amongst the 50 Most Talented HR Leaders.

Didi is a legendary hotelier who revolutionised the Maldives tourism industry by developing the iconic Kanuhura resort under the One&Only brand with hotel magnate Sir Sol Kerzner. He owns several other properties in Maldives and around the world.

The trading businesses owned by him under SIMDI Group are amongst the leading companies in the Maldives, representing some of the world’s major brands.

The first ever HR Summit and Expo brought together business executives, HR directors and other HR professionals from a broad spectrum of industries for a one-day conference and exhibition. At the summit, delegates discussed challenges and best practices not only within the field of HR, but also with regards to overall company strategy, culture, and direction and how it will play a pivotal role in the future business.

The Maldives HR Awards have been introduced as a classic platform to recognise organisations that put people first, deliver future focused excellence in the field of people management and understand the importance of human capital as a key contributor to business outcomes.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, the awards recognise excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, Social Media – People Practices, Developing Leaders of Tomorrow, Talent Acquisition, Leveraging HR Technology, Learning and Development, Health and Wellness Initiatives and Next Generation Employment initiative.

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