Kuramathi Maldives Appoints New Learning & Development Manager and Marine Biologist

Kuramathi Maldives warmly welcomes the newest additions to its dynamic team: Harrish ‘Harry’ Manggaring Aniceto as learning & development manager and Michaela ‘Michi’ Richter as resident marine biologist.

Hailing from the Philippines, Harry holds vast experience in the hospitality industry spanning thirteen years with exposure across various areas such as Food & Beverage, Front Office, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Learning & Development and Total Quality Management. He has held several positions in the Philippines, Middle East, and most recently, the Maldives.

In his new role, Harry will spearhead learning and development initiatives and create training programmes that align with the resort’s vision and values. He hopes to share his expertise in driving the team’s potential to achieve service excellence and consistency.

German national Michi, the resort’s new resident marine biologist brings an extensive background in tropical marine environment specialising in elasmobranchs, cetacean and turtle conservation, and coral restoration. She earned her master’s degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation with assignments in Australia, Indonesia, Ireland, Madagascar, Malta, and Thailand.

Taking the helm of the resort’s Eco Centre, she will oversee the resort’s conservation efforts as part of the environmental committee of Kuramathi. Her focus includes organising snorkelling tours, collaborating with organisations such as the Manta Trust and Olive Ridley Project for wildlife identification and monitoring, and conducting marine life presentations to raise awareness on environmental protection and engage guests on the resort’s green initiatives.

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