For our GM’s View segment, we sit down with Sanjeeva Perera, an experienced General Manager with an impressive track record in the leisure, travel, and tourism industry. Perera holds an MBA with a focus on Business Administration, Management, and Operations from the University of Wolverhampton. He has been recognized for his exceptional achievements in the […]
From reluctant student to passionate hotelier: Inspiring journey of Nova Maldives’ GM Abdulla Aboobakuru
As a child growing up in the Maldives, Abdulla Aboobakuru dreamed of flying high in the skies as a pilot, instead he planted his feet firmly in the world of hospitality. Now the General Manager of Nova Maldives, Aboobakuru reflects on the experiences that shaped his long career over 24 years working in resorts. “Two […]
Jacopo Doria is no stranger to the Maldives. A native of Milan, Italy, he set foot on Male’s sandy roads in 1990 and was amazed by the country’s beauty upon arrival. He witnessed the Republic’s development into one of the most iconic destinations on Earth. Jacopo’s background in economic studies aligned with his passion for […]
Mohamed Ashraf is the General Manager of Jumeriah Maldives Olhahali Island. With over 20 years of experience in the Maldives tourism industry, Ashraf has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the Maldives leisure travel sector. Hoteliers Maldives sat down with Ashraf to discuss how the next generation of hoteliers can prepare themselves to support the rapidly […]
With over thirty years of global experience in the Luxury Hotels and Resorts, in more than 7 countries and 3 different continents; Jean-Marc Michel joined Faarufushi Maldives as a pre-opening General Manager on 1 July 2018. Faarufushi Maldives is a small coral island, with a big-time beauty positioned in the 5-star deluxe category. With striking […]
With a wealth of experience in hospitality including ten years in the Middle East, Dominik brings his expertise to the Mauritian brand’s flagship property in the Maldives.
Graham Kiy arrived at Vittaveli in 2012. Here he speaks about adapting to island life, his management style and learning to scuba dive.