Founder & CEO of Quality Focus - Hospitality Consultant - Coach - Vocational Trainer – International Speaker
Amani is the winner of the “10th National Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Award 2016” and since then she served on the judging panel of the 11th awards in 2017. She is a member of the Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, which consists of high profile leaders and experts from within the Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle industry. SSLHLA is a global organization, which acts as the custodian of the SIGNUM VIRTUTIS, the seal of excellence, the highest most exclusive award for the pinnacle of luxury hospitality and lifestyle. Amani was also honorably nominated for “Arab Woman of the Year 2017 Award”. She is a member of the Cyprus Russian Business Association and she served as a judge for the Russian Business Woman Award, under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Cyprus H.E. Nicos Anastasiades.
With a deep passion for quality and enhanced enthusiasm for career growth and advancement, in 2013 Amani left the Four Seasons Hotel to pursue a new career path, setting up her own company Quality Focus. Since then, Quality Focus adopted a unique approach to Leadership Development Solutions, as well as Strategic Hospitality & Quality Management through diverse tailor-made services.
Embracing this approach quickly led to the formation of a solid customer base through positive word of mouth. This high portfolio includes some of the most prestigious and luxurious five star hotels, restaurant management companies and organizations of multiple industries, both locally & internationally. Such clients continue to entrust Quality Focus in the Enrichment & Management of their Customer Experience through employee enhanced knowledge & performance. Amani's years of expertise in the Hospitality Industry accelerate the implementation of key initiatives, contributing to enhanced development of collaborative cultures and achieving excellence in new measures of ROI.
With a deep appreciation and understanding of the importance of ongoing education for self-development, Amani continued to pursue her passion for growth through further education; she now holds a degree in Hospitality & Tourism, Business Administration Management and in Strategic Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is a certified Vocational Trainer (CVT - level 5) by the Cyprus Human Resources Development Authority (HRDA) and a Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) by the American Hotels & Lodging Educational Institute.
Since she was 16, Amani’s career has been focused on the Hospitality Industry for over 27 years. Before she turned 20, she was handpicked and hired at the Four Seasons Hotel - CY. She remained in the same hotel for over 19 years, climbing the ladder of various departments and was ultimately appointed as the Quality Control Manager, leading the quality initiative for more than 10 years.