Mr. Abdul Latheef

Co-Founder and President of SME & Entrepreneurs Federation. He has an extensive background in the tourism industry, having served on policy boards for various organizations. Mr. Latheef has received recognition from the government for his contributions to sustainable tourism. With experience in Hotel Operations, Passenger Sales, and Health and Wellness, he brings a diverse perspective to the jury.


Mr. Don Rufus Lal Leanage

Former General Manager of IHG, Intercontinental Colombo. Mr. Leanage shares his valuable experience and knowledge from his role in the prestigious hotel chain as a member of the jury.


Mr. Jose Joseph

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Joseph is associated with Holiday KERALA and is among the owners of Leia Cruise Houseboat. His expertise is rooted in the South Indian tourism industry, providing valuable insights to the jury.


Ms. Amal Goonetilleke

With more than three decades of experience in the field of tourism and hospitality, Ms. Goonetilleke specializes in Sales and Marketing for hotels and resorts. She is currently the CEO of The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka and is recognized as a leader in the sales and marketing hospitality space.


Ms. Rinku Madan

A journalist with a specialization in Global Luxury, Ms. Madan has a diverse educational background that includes studies in food writing and sparkling wine making. She brings her expertise and knowledge from her various roles in media and writing to the jury.


Ms. Hinna Khalid

A professional consultant, researcher, lecturer, and writer, Ms. Khalid has made significant contributions in educating and empowering people. Her expertise lies in social research methods and primary healthcare management.


Ms. Sangeeta Rana

As the Executive Director of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Bhutan, Ms. Rana has extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. She is passionate about developing the tourism industry in Bhutan and actively works with various tourism and private sector development boards.


Mr. Abdulla Suood

With over 20 years of experience in Sales & Marketing and a strong presence in the travel and hospitality industry, Mr. Suood is an influential voice. He has served on the executive board of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents & Tour Operators (MATATO) and has worked with international organizations like PATA.


Dr. Mahamood Shougee

A reputed expert in the hospitality sector, Dr. Shougee has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the industry. His expertise and knowledge add value to the jury.


Dr. Sachin Bansal

A leading figure in the travel and tourism field, Dr. Bansal has a deep understanding of industry trends and consumer preferences. His insights contribute to the evaluation process.


Ms. Mariyam Noordeen

Ms. Noordeen is an esteemed culinary professional who has dedicated herself to the culinary field. Her expertise and passion for gastronomy make her an invaluable member of the jury.


Mr. Tek Bahadur Mahat

Mr. Mahat is a trailblazer in the travel and hospitality industry, known for his innovative approach and commitment to excellence. His contributions and insights are highly valued by the jury.