Grand Park Kodhipparu Welcomes Trio of Leaders

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives, has appointed Ahmed Saeid as human resources manager, Piumi Gamanayake as marketing and communications manager, and Vincenzo Emma as executive sous chef.

As a talent and people management leader; Saeid has worked at Villa Hotels, Furaveri Maldives, Dhigali Maldives, and Sun Siyam Resorts. At Grand Park Kodhipparu, he will navigate a team of over 300 members on the island. Saeid holds a postgraduate qualification of Master of Science in Education, Leadership and Management from the National Institute of Education – Colombo, Sri Lanka and Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the Maldives Colleges of Higher Education. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Maldives National University.

Piumi Gamanyake is a senior marketing professional with over ten years’ experience in Marketing & Communications in the hospitality and tourism sector. Piumi’s remit covers key markets including GCC Region, India, Europe, USA, and Singapore; with a focus on engaging both digital travel trade and consumer media. Prior to joining Grand Park Kodhipparu, Piumi has worked with Viluxur Maldives as the marketing and communications manager, and with one of the oldest and largest advertising companies, Leo Burnett Worldwide. Piumi attended University of London where she received her Bachelor of Economics, and Monash University, Australia where she received her Master of International Sustainable Tourism Management, as an Australia Awards Scholar. Piumi is also a member and alumna of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.

Chef Vincenzo brings in over a decade of experience in different countries and in specialty of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Prior to joining Grand Park Kodhipparu, he was working at one of the finest restaurants in Ras Al Khaima – Azure, inspired by his passion for Italian cuisine and flavours. Along with the Executive Chef Raymond Tan, Vincenzo will be navigating the culinary journey across three restaurants, including the award winning Firedoor at Grand Park Kodhipparu.

Featured Image: (left to right) Ahmed Saeid, Piumi Gamanayake and Vincenzo Emma

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