Sun Siyam Iru Veli Appoints Ali Adam as General Manager, Victor Zanotti as Executive Chef

Sun Siyam Iru Veli, Maldives, has welcomed new additions to its management team by appointing Ali Adam as the new General Manager, and Victor Zanotti as Executive Chef.

Ali Adam, a native Maldivian, has worked with well-known brands and resorts in the Maldives, including Dhigufaru, Vilamendhoo, Mirihi, and Vakarufalhi Island Resorts. He also held the position as Roaming General Manager for Crown & Champa Resorts overlooking the likes of Komandoo, Kuredu, Meeru, Veligandu, and Vilamendu Island Resorts.

Ali has spent the last 20 years holding managerial positions in the Maldives and comes with an overall experience of more than 24 years within the tourism & hospitality industries, displaying exemplary work ethics, and an exceptional attention to detail.

In his new role at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, he will manage all day-to-day operational matters and ensure consistent delivery of the exceptional and unique guest experiences based on Iru Veli’s and Sun Siyam Resorts brand ethos of “making memories together.”

When asked about his new role, Ali expressed his excitement to be a part of the Iru Veli family and said, “Our goal is to provide the most memorable stay and unforgettable experiences to our guests. Iru Veli is famous for its laid-back beach chic and unbeatable premium all-inclusive value which makes it perfect for couples of all ages, honeymooners, and those celebrating a special occasion. We will continue to exceed our customer’s expectations and work hard on maintaining that standard in the industry”.

Originally from Peru, but raised in Italy, Executive Chef Victor Zanotti left Italy as Head Chef at the celebrated Elisir restaurant and made his debut in the Maldives as the Italian Specialty Chef at Vakkaru Maldives. He then moved to Cocoon Maldives as Executive Chef, before being headhunted by Raffles Maldives where he was appointed the Italian Specialty Chef, in addition to Head Chef.

Speaking of how Iru Veli’s farm island will help bring his skills to fruition, focusing heavily on authenticity, freshness and sustainability, Chef Victor said, “I’m extremely excited to champion my personal values at Iru Veli and contribute to the resorts’ food & beverage offering.”

Chef Victor will head and manage all kitchen operations while meticulously crafting signature menus, sourcing top-quality produce, creating mouthwatering recipes, supervising food production, developing and implementing the highest kitchen standards, while making sure green and sustainable practices are followed in his kitchens.

Just a 35-minute seaplane ride away from Malé Airport, the five-star island retreat of Iru Veli lies in the Dhaalu Atoll, featuring 125 boutique suites scattered across the island.

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