New Re­gional Di­rec­tor for San­dals East­ern Caribbean says“…

Life has one crop, make the very best of it.”

SHE Carribean Magazine - - PEPPERPOT -

An­dre Dhan­paul, the new Re­gional Di­rec­tor for San­dals Re­sorts In­ter­na­tional in the East­ern Caribbean em­bod­ies the im­por­tance of tenac­ity in achiev­ing suc­cess, hav­ing joined the San­dals fam­ily 25 years ago at the bot­tom of the lad­der.

“I was a high school dropout that needed a job. San­dals Ne­gril hired me as an ac­count­ing clerk. I worked my way up through Fi­nance and then Op­er­a­tions,” Dhan­paul told SHE Caribbean in his first in­ter­view since his ap­point­ment in Saint Lu­cia in July 2014.

He shared the adage that the suc­cess of any or­ga­ni­za­tion, es­pe­cially one as large as San­dals, re­lies upon the vi­sion and fore­sight of its lead­er­ship.

And be­ing a part of that lead­er­ship team for 15 years, An­dre has de­vel­oped and im­ple­mented sev­eral strate­gic di­rec­tives within the company and has helped to es­tab­lish the cul­ture for which the or­ga­ni­za­tion has be­come renowned.

While he would not share with us the de­tails of his most ground-break­ing ap­proaches, the new guy does ad­mit to hav­ing a keen sense of de­tail and be­ing the pi­lot of his fair share of nov­el­ties within the company.

“…Hav­ing the abil­ity to strate­gise, cou­pled with good tim­ing of ex­e­cu­tion has yielded some won­der­ful re­sults,” he said.

By con­tin­u­ously rais­ing the bar at San­dals in Saint Lu­cia, Bar­ba­dos, Gre­nada and Antigua, An­dre will be look­ing to ex­ceed the ex­pec­ta­tions of all team mem­bers and, most im­por­tantly, the guests of the re­sorts.

This ded­i­cated fa­ther en­cour­ages his young daugh­ter to strive for dis­tinc­tion and ad­mits that his most re­ward­ing time is spent with young Jessica, and of course the plea­sures of play­ing golf.

In 12 months An­dre says he ex­pects to have cre­ated “a strong bot­tom line” in Saint Lu­cia and the other is­lands, hav­ing ex­tended the company’s com­mu­nity pres­ence through the San­dals Foun­da­tion.

Great lead­ers like An­dre, we’re told, in­spire those around them to reach higher, dream big­ger, and achieve greater. With­out a doubt, this new­est ad­di­tion to Saint Lu­cia’s cor­po­rate arena is an in­no­va­tor, in­tent on mak­ing a path for oth­ers to follow.

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