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Shan Wickremasinghe

Regional General Manager

Sunray Group of Hotels

Shan Wickremasinghe
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First hospitality job:

Receiving Clerk at a Resort

Age you started working in hospitality:


Your inspiration to begin working in hospitality:

My uncle was a General Manager at a Resort.

My hospitality mentor:

I don't have specific individuals; I can understand the importance of mentorship and guidance in one's career journey. Mentors and inspirations can play a crucial role in shaping our professional growth and development. They provide guidance, support, and valuable insights based on their own work.

What are your favourite aspects of your job?

Variety and flexibility: Hospitality roles often offer variety and flexibility in terms of tasks and schedules. Depending on your position, you may have the chance to work in different areas, learn new skills, and adapt to different situations, which can prevent monotony and keep the job interesting.

What has inspired you to continue your career path in hospitality?

Dynamic and fast-paced environment: Hospitality is known for its vibrant and dynamic nature. The industry offers a variety of roles that require adaptability, problem-solving, and multitasking. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy challenges (opportunities).

Advice for students interested in a career in hospitality:

Develop a strong work ethic: The hospitality industry often requires long hours, working on weekends and holidays, and dealing with demanding situations. Cultivate a strong work ethic, discipline, and a positive attitude towards hard work. Demonstrate reliability, integrity, and professionalism.

My Hospitality Story

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