Shakawath Hossain, a renowned hospitality business professional, was awarded in Asian Curry Award 2021 on November 21, 2021, for his contribution, influence and leadership in the hospitality industry.
This is an exclusive international accolade awarded by Asian Catering Federation, the UK for outstanding achievements and contribution in the national and global hospitality industry, said in a press release.
With over 20 years of experience working with renowned international hotel chains such as Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, he is currently the chief executive of StarkTree Group.
Throughout his career, Shakawath worked as CEO of Unique Hotel and Resorts Limited (UHRL), the owning company of The Westin Dhaka, Sheraton Dhaka and HANSA, for a year.
Shakawath, is also the first Bangladeshi national who worked three years as an acting General Manager and in various leadership positions - Resident Manager, Director of Operations, Director of Rooms, Director of Operational Excellence at The Westin Dhaka.
He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree in Tourism and Hospitality from the University of Dhaka.