Soneva announces Olivia Richli as the General Manager of Soneva Jani

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Olivia-RichliSoneva Resorts and Residences has appointed Olivia Richli as the General Manager of Soneva Jani, its newest property set to open in the Maldives in 2016.

A British/Swiss national, Olivia has a world of experience under her belt. Having spent 18 years at different Aman properties around the world, her most recent role was as the pre-opening manager at the Aman Canal, Grande Venice in Italy. She later served as the general manager of the hotel.

Olivia also spent two years at the Amangalla, in Sri Lanka, as a pre-opening manager followed by eight years as general manager.

In 2014, Olivia received the ‘Hotel Manager of the Year’ award by both the Gallivanter’s Guide and the Andrew Harper’s Guide.

Sonu Shivdasani, Founder and Chairman, Soneva said: “We are thrilled to welcome Olivia to Soneva. She joins our team of world-class hosts who make our resorts so special and memorable.”

He continued, “Olivia has extensive experience opening luxurious properties around the world, so we are very happy to have a highly qualified and well regarded general manager support us as we create one of the most inspiring new resorts in the Maldives that will redefine the standards for luxury tourism.”

Soneva Jani, set to be built on the island of Medhufaru in Noonu Atoll will comprise of both over-water and land villas. The new resort will be built to the highest levels of innovative design and will include world-class facilities including numerous restaurants.

Only 35 minutes away by seaplane from the Male’ international airport, the island now offers their private residences available for purchase. For more information, interested parties can visit


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