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Gwinyai Makuyana, Director of Engineering, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
Grow With Us, features a monthly series of inspirational stories of team members and their career journeys with Minor Hotels so far.
This months' story features Gwinyai Makuyana, Director of Engineering, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort.
Gwinyai Makuyana's colourful career journey has taken him from his humble beginnings as an ambitious young apprentice in Zimbabwe to leading his own team of engineers in some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. He has recently started his new role as Director of Engineering, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort – his third assignment with Minor Hotels.
"After the successful opening of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara in 2015, I moved to Bangkok to lead the engineering team at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and support the pre-opening of AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel. It was truly a proud moment when we launched AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel as the brand's first purpose-built property last year. I stayed on in my role until August of this year, when I accepted a transfer to Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman's picturesque Green Mountain as Director of Engineering."
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To enable our next generation of leaders, Minor Hotels works to identify a number of our most talented individuals and empower them with high-impact career coaching, training and support in achieving individually determined objectives. See a brief overview of our three Leadership Journeys and stories from three recent participants:
AscentAscent is open to new hospitality management graduates. This journey fast tracks graduate to their preferred career destination. Following a 6-month rotation through all hotel departments at the Assistant Manager level, Ascent trainees spend another 12-months specializing in one department as an Assistant Department Head.
EndeavourEndeavour aims to support the development of our internal high potential, high performing Heads of Department within the Minor Hotels team. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the Endeavour leaders grow with us on a journey of 9 months through a combination of on-the-job learning, coaching, peer learning in group sessions, leadership development and three projects focusing on customer service, a corporate social responsibility event and revenue maximization. A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to move into their next role in their career.
Horizon is open to high performing, high potential leaders in number two roles in Minor hotels. After nomination by General Managers and a selection process, the participants embark on a custom-designed journey of 9 months following a road-map of growth merging learning via participation in special projects and leadership development supported by coaching and peer learning. In addition, Horizon leaders complete three projects on customer service, a sustainable corporate social responsibility partnership and revenue maximization. A formal assessment of their growth takes place at the end of their journey and thereafter they are ready to take on the challenge of their next career step.