Abdul-Azeez Ali, GCL Director at Jumeirah Group/Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts

The Director of Government Liaisons and Local Affairs, Abdul-Azeez Ali, has been instrumental in carrying out all CSR efforts undertaken by Jumeirah Vittaveli – he is a founding member of BOLI (a colleague initiative dedicated to working with colleagues as well as surrounding communities) and currently serves as its president. Azeez was the General Manager […]

Exclusive: Iyaz Waheed, President, Universal Foundation

Iyaz Waheed, the President at Universal Foundation has been working in the hospitality industry for over 18 years. Experienced in the areas of hospitality finance, hotel management, human resources and compliance, Iyaz is a strong professional with an associate membership from Chartered Management Accountants of U.K. Iyaz has presently dedicated his career to CSR and […]

Adil Moosa, Managing Director, Maldives Airports Company Ltd

From humble beginnings, Adil Moosa’s education started in his native island of Eydhafushi Island in Baa Atoll, after which he completed his secondary education in Majeedhiyya School in Malé. Fortunate enough to land a scholarship, Adil completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance and moved on to his postgraduate in Commerce at the Macquarie […]

Purchasing Power: Muthuraja Dhanushkodi, Purchasing & Logistics Manager, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Maldives

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Muthuraja Dhanushkodi, the Purchasing & Logistics Manager for COMO Hotels & Resorts in the Maldives, speaks about the ideal supplier and his take on the industry. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? Muthuraja Dhanushkodi: I’ve been working in the purchasing sector for over 13 years now. […]

Exclusive: A.U.M. Fawzy, Chief Executive Officer, Trans Maldivian Airways

A.U.M. Fawzy, the Chief Executive Officer of Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), is a certified management accountant and has FCMA (UK), ACCA (UK) and has also obtained an Executive MBA from the National University of Singapore. He has been working in the Maldives since 2005, as the CFO of Maldivian Air Taxi (MAT) from 1995-2002 and […]

Purchasing Power: Ibrahim ‘Sappé’ Shafeeq, Purchasing Manager, Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Private Island

In this interview with Hotelier Maldives, Ibrahim ‘Sappé’ Shafeeq, the Purchasing Manager for three properties operated by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas; Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, and Naladhu Private Island, speaks about his take on an ideal supplier and on the industry. Hotelier Maldives: How long have you been in purchasing? […]

Vlad Reyes; newly appointed General Manager at JA Manafaru

Vlad Reyes, a Chinese Filipino American born in the Philippines spent the majority of his life outside his birth country. He is currently the General Manager of JA Manafaru. Vlad works in Manafaru alongside his wife. His son Arthur lives in New York with his wife and six-month-old son. Initially choosing to pursue a career […]

Exclusive: Andrew Ashmore, Chief Commercial Officer, Coco Collection Hotels & Resorts

Andrew Ashmore, the Chief Commercial Officer at Coco Collection Hotels & Resorts has over three decades of experience as a hotelier. He has worked for big names of the industry in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. He has trained hundreds of potential hoteliers who have continued their journey to success in the industry. He […]

Marc and Laura, the ‘Management Couple’ who found each other while pursuing their passion for hospitality

Marc LeBlanc and Laura Robinson were independently pursuing their careers in hospitality and tourism when their paths crossed in the Cayman Islands. They also managed to find a rare opportunity to work on the same property in the Maldives. Hotelier Maldives: What prompted an interest towards the hospitality industry? What are your educational backgrounds? Marc […]

Mohamed ‘Didi’ Abdulla, F&B Manager, Adaaran Club Rannalhi

Sitting at the bar sipping a glass of orange juice, I sat content, observing the hive of activity around me. Adaaran Club Rannalhi (ACR) deserved its name. The atmosphere was charged and had the vibe of a night-club, guests walking around in vibrant attire, some dancing on their feet to the EDM booming from the […]

Exclusive: Mohamed Athif, Director of Human Resources, Kandima Maldives

Mohamed Athif is a dedicated HR professional with strong grasp of KPIs, employment laws, compliance issues and benefit plans. As the Director of Human Resources at Kandima Maldives, Athif successfully introduces process improvements and team development initiatives to drive organizational goal attainment. Hotelier Maldives: How did you discover your calling to work to develop people? […]

Exclusive: Afeef Hussain, Regional Director of Training, Dev. & Quality Assurance, LUX* Resorts & Hotels

Afeef Hussain, the Regional Director of Training, Development and Quality at LUX* Resorts and Hotels has been working in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Experienced in the areas of HR strategy, customer experience, quality management, talent, performance management and learning and development, he speaks about the relevance of superior services in this exclusive […]