The Banyan Tree Group Appoints New MarCom Trio for Maldives Properties
The Banyan Tree Group appoints a new MarCom trio for its properties in the Maldives. The newly appointed trio consists of Ronalaine Fernandez Sato as MarCom and PR Manager, Riri Anggraheni Eka Rimandasari as Ecommerce Manager and Khaled Jarrah as Assistant Digital Marketing Manager. The aim of the new appointments is to strengthen the offline and online presence of Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru and Angsana Velavaru across the globe.
Ronalaine Fernandez Sato has 13 years experience in hospitality, travel and tourism, both in the Maldives and her home country, Philippines. She has been working in the Maldives since 2014, and possesses an in-depth understanding of the market and the destination. Prior to joining Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, Rona was the Assistant Manager – PR & Communications at Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives. She also had stints in Contracting and Sales at Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, and Alpha Maldives.
Riri Anggraheni Eka Rimandasari has over 9 years of experience in marketing. For 3 years, she worked as a Customer Relationship Management, Ecommerce and Digital Marketing Manager for Cornerstone Retail Management, a sister company of Sheraton Hotel Group Indonesia. Riri also worked as a journalist for national TV (tvOne and Trans TV), as well as online shows in her home country. In 2019, she became Indonesia’s official delegate to the World Journalism Conference at Thomson Reuters in London.
Khaled Jarrah, Assistant Digital Marketing Manager has been with the Banyan Tree Group for almost two years. Prior to his new role, he was Banyan Tree Doha’s Marketing Executive. He began his hospitality career as a chef in prestigious properties such as Crown Plaza® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn – The Business Park and IHG Hotels and Resorts in Qatar. After reaching the Sous Chef position, he was selected to participate in the IHG future leader programme. This paved the way for him to discover the interesting and challenging Sales & Marketing sphere, which allowed him to unleash his creative side, leading him to the digital marketing role.