Amani Vernescu

Founder & CEO of Quality Focus

Amani is the winner of the “10th National Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Award 2016” and since then she is on the judging panel of the 11th & 13th National Business Awards in 2017 & 2019. She is the exclusive member, representing Cyprus, at the Luxury Panel of the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, which consists of or Royalty, high profile leaders and experts from within the Luxury Hospitality as well as the 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 & 2018 Award”. She is a member of the Cyprus Russian Business Association and has 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. She was also invited by Winton Marine Holding to be the God Mother of Histria Crown, an Oil & Chemical Tanker-Vessel of 40389 tons (deadweight).

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 stars 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 by the Cyprus Human Resources Development Authority (CY-HRDA) as well as by the American Hotels & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI). Over the years she has conducted seminars and trained more than 9000 employees. Over the years, she has humbly served as a Motivational Architect, Keynote Speaker at various prestigious conferences, including the Creative Women Conference.