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Website: www.vilamendhooisland.com

Mohamed Zahir

General Manager

Zahir joined in 1989.
As the General Manager, he directs, administers, leads and motivates activities of the entire operation of the resort to ensure long term financial stability goals are achieved. He takes necessary actions to protect the company assets, guide and direct all members of the resort’s staff.­­
After graduating with GCE O' Level in Baa Atoll Education Center, Maldives, Zahir began his work experience in 1989 as a Billing Clerk at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; then in 1991, he was promoted to become a Receptionist, then in 1994 promoted as Front Office Manager, then in 1995 promoted as Housekeeper; then in 1997, promoted to Assistant Manager, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; then in 2003, moved to Meeru Island Resort & Spa as Personnel Manager; then in 2004 at Helengili as Assistant Manager; then in 2015, he joined Meeru as Assistant Director of Operations; then in 2016, he became the Director of Operations for Veligandu; then in 2017, transferred as Director of Operations, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; then in 2018, he was promoted as the General Manager, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, his current position.
Zahir is married and makes his home in Eydhafushi. He enjoys playing football, table tennis, swimming and fishing.
Email: ­generalmanager@vilamendhoo.com

Nadine Kruger

Sales & Marketing Manager

Nadine joined in August 2017.
As the Sales and Marketing Manager, Nadine co-ordinate the activities of the Sales & Marketing Department to achieve the budgeted sales goals by following the current and long term Sales & Marketing Plan. She is responsible for communicating on a daily basis with the­ Resort,­ International and Local Tour Operators through explaining and clarifying the Resorts’ policies and to assist them with any inquiries.
Nadine completed a Digital Marketing and PR internship in 2012 and then in 2014, earned her BComm. (Honours) in Marketing and Business Management, North West University Potchefstroom, South Africa.
She started her career with internships in the hospitality industry in South Africa. Then in 2012, she completed an internship with the Hyatt Regency in Oubaai, George, Cape Town and then in 2014, Sales & Marketing Executive for Faircity Hotels, Gauteng, South Africa. Then in 2017, joined the Crown & Champa Resorts, Maldives in her current position as Sales & Marketing Manager.
Nadine makes her home in Johannesburg, South Africa and enjoys socializing, watching TV series, exploring and being adventurous. She speaks fluent English and Afrikaans.
Email: ­salesandmktmgr1@crownandchamparesorts.com

Ali Sadheem

Front Office Manager

Sadheem joined in 2014.
As the Front Office Manager, he controls the day-to-day functions of the Front Office. His work includes the efficient management of guests’ arrival and departure, concierge service, maintaining guest accounts and records, ensuring that his team carry out a 24 hour professional and friendly service when dealing information, which is vital for efficient running of the resort and in liaising with Guest Services Team on special requests brought to the desk by the guests and in cooperation with other departments.
He finished his Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management in 2014 from the Maldives National University. Specialized studies in Business Administration at International Business School, Male’ in 2011 and in 2005, Front Office Operations in Maldives College of Higher Education. In 2009, he has done his vocational training in Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort in Kitchen & Restaurant as food service personnel, in Housekeeping and in Human Resources Administration.
In 2004, he was employed as a School Teacher in Maduvvari School, Maldives; then in 2006, he joined Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Maldives as Receptionist; then in 2008, he was employed as Guest Relations Officer in Trans Maldivian Airways, where he was promoted as Guest Relations Senior Officer in 2009 and Guest Relations Supervisor in 2011; then in 2014, he joined Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as Front Office Intern; also in the same year, he was employed by Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as Front Office Supervisor, where he was promoted to Assistant Front Office Manager in 2016; then in 2018, he was promoted to Front Office Manager, his current position.
Sadheem makes his home in Maduvvari, Maldives. He enjoys reading, traveling and snorkeling.
He speaks fluent Dhivehi and English.
Email: fomanager@vilamendhoo.com

Rilwan Adam

Reservations Manager

Rilwan joined in 2009.
He is in charge of the Reservations Department which manages all bookings made by guests through Tour Operators, Online Operators, Internet-based travel websites and direct bookings at the Resort. He ensures that all special requests and surprise arrangements are being organized and executed by the Resort according to the requirements of Vilamendhoo guests.
Rilwan graduated in 2003 with a Diploma in Hospitality Management from Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Male’, Maldives.
He has been with Crown & Champa Resorts, Maldives since 2009 as a Reservations Assistant in Meeru Island Resort & Spa; then in 2012, promoted &­ transferred­ as Reservations Supervisor, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; then in 2015, transferred as Reservations Supervisor, Meeru Island Resort & Spa; then in In 2016, transferred as Reservations Supervisor, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa and then in 2017, promoted to Assistant Reservations Manager and then as Reservations Manager, his current position.
Rilwan is married and makes his home is in H.dh. Nolhivaran, Maldives. He enjoys snorkeling, playing badminton, reading and watching movies.
He speaks fluent English,­ Dhivehi­ and Hindi.
Email: reservationsmanager@vilamendhoo.com


Verena Missler

Guest Services Manager

Verena joined in 2017.
She is responsible in leading and organizing the guest services department to maintain the highest level of courteous, professional and efficient service to all guests.
She received her Diploma as Hotel Specialist in 2013 from the Vocational School for Hotel and Restaurant in Munich, Germany.
In 2014, she was employed as Guest Relations Supervisor in Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel Istanbul, Turkey; then in 2015, she joined Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden, Germany as Front Office Supervisor and Guest Relations Head; then in 2016, she was employed as Receptionist in TUI Cruise Mein Schiff 2; also in the same year, she joined Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Maldives as Front Office Manager; then in 2017, she joined Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as Guest Services Manager, her current position.
Verena is single and makes her home close to Munich, Germany. She enjoys traveling, snorkeling and scuba diving.
She speaks fluent German and English.
Email: guestservicesmgr@vilamendhoo.com

Mirjana Vidic

Executive Housekeeper

Mira joined in 2016.
As the Executive Housekeeper, she ensures the Resort’s guest and staff accommodation, facilities and public areas are clean, comfortable and the highest standard.
She started her career in housekeeping in 2003, Floor Housekeeper, Hotel Claridge’s, London, United Kingdom; then in 2006, Senior Floor Supervisor, promoted to Assistant Executive Housekeeper Hotel Splendid, Becici; then in 2007, Housekeeping Consultant, Hotel Sumarice, Kragujevac, Serbia; then in 2009, Front Office Senior Guest Assistant ­later promoted as the Housekeeping Manager Aman Sveti Stefan, Montenegro; then in 2011, Executive Housekeeper Amantaka Resort, Laos; then in 2014, Executive Housekeeper Regent Hotels Porto, Montenegro and moved to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as the Executive Housekeeper, her current role.
Mira is single and makes her home in Belgrade, Serbia. She enjoys traveling, scuba diving and other water sport activities.
She speaks fluent English and Serbian.
Email: exechousekeeper@vilamendhoo.com ­

Ivan Silk

Executive Chef

Ivan joined in 2016.
As our Executive Chef, he is responsible for creating memorable culinary experiences during your stay. With his leadership skills, he oversees all kitchen operations to ensure that the food served is of the highest quality in terms of the taste, presentation and food safety.
Ivan hails from Stoke on Trent, England and started cooking at an early age at home, experimenting with recipes from cook books. After graduating from high school in 1984, he joined Best Western Hotels as an Apprentice Chef and attended his local college gaining his culinary diploma.
From 1987 he was with the Forte Hotel Group and worked in Hyde Park Hotel, Grosvenor House Hotel and Bath Spa Hotel, UK; Ecole Lenotre, Culinary Institute, Paris, France and Palazzo Della Fonte Hotel, Rome, Italy. Then in 1994, Head Chef, The Mill Hotel and Stone House Hotel Staffordshire, UK; then for 10 years, Executive Chef, The Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica; then in 2010, Consultant Chef, the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, Jordon, then again in 2010, Executive Chef at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, Caribbean; then in 2013, General Manager, Yachtsman Grill restaurant, Nevis; then in 2015, Head Chef, InterContinental Hotel Group; then in 2016, Head Chef, Chateau Du Molay, France before joining his current role, here at Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as our Executive Chef.
Ivan is single and makes his home in England, Canada & Jamaica. He enjoys dining out, playing golf and badminton, but most of all, he loves watching his beloved football team - Stoke City.
He speaks fluent English.
Email: executivechef@vilamendhoo.com


Moosa Siraj

F&B Manager

Moosa Siraj “Siraj” joined in 1998.
He graduated with a BTEC National Diploma, Institute of Hotel & Catering Services, ­Maldives, in affiliation with Birmingham University, UK, in December 1998.­­Then, he graduated with a Higher Diploma, Brevete de Technicien Superrieure Hotellerie (B.T.S.H.) Taylor’s College, School of Hospitality & Tourism, Malaysia, in affiliation with the University of Toulouse, France, in June 2006.
Then, he graduated with a Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Hon), Taylor’s University, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, Malaysia, in affiliation with the University of Toulouse, France, in June 2011. Then, he graduated from the Elite Bartender Course (JWC), Singapore, in August 2013.
Siraj began his work experience in the Maldives in 1995, as Receptionist, Rangali Island Resort; then in 1998, promoted and transferred as Senior Receptionist, Vakarufalhi; then promoted as Front Office, and Food & Beverage Supervisor; then promoted as Food & Beverage In Charge; then in 2008, promoted and transferred as Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Meeru; then in 2009, transferred as Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Gasfinolhu; then in 2011, transferred as Food & Beverage Operations Manager, and promoted as F&B Manager in 2012 - Veligandu; then in 2016, transferrred to Vilamendhoo Island Resort in his current position.
Siraj is married, makes his home in Mahibadhoo, Maldives, and enjoys playing football, volleyball and fishing.
Email: fbmanager@vilamendhoo.com

Mohamed Abdul Rahman

Human Resources Manager

Mohamed joined in 1994.
As the Human Resources Manager, he oversees staff recruitment and selection and plays an integral role in staff development and training. He looks after employee housing, welfare and recreation and ensures that the standard of disciplinary procedure is maintained and enforced.
He received his Diploma in Hospitality in 2010 from Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Male. He is currently doing his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management in Maldives National University, Maldives. His international experiences include The International Tourism Bourse (ITB), Berlin in 2004. He has also travelled to India, Sri Lanka, UK, Scotland, Singapore, Thailand and Turkey.
Mohamed started his career in 1992, as a Receptionist in Dhigufinolhi and Veligandu Huraa, Maldives. Then in 1993, bartender, Kanifinolhu Tourist Resort, Maldives. He joined Crown & Champa Resorts, Maldives in 1994 when he became the Head Receptionist and Accounts Clerk, then in 1995, Head Cashier, then Personnel & Training Supervisor and then in 2000, Reservations Supervisor, Vakarufalhi Island Resort; then in 2004, Front Office Manager, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; then in 2010, Resident Manager, Gasfinolhu Island Resort, Maldives; then in 2011, Human Resources Manager, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; then in 2012, Office Manager, Champa Resorts’ Male’ Office and then General Manage, Central Hotel Male’; then in 2016, Sales & Marketing Manager, ­Crown and Champa Resorts, Maldives and then in 2017, transferred to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa to his current position.
Mohamed is married with three children and enjoys playing volleyball, football, watching movies, gardening, scuba diving and riding the motorbike.
He speaks fluent English and Dhivehi.
Email: hrmanager@vilamendhoo.com

Rajeev Pappachan

IT Manager

Rajeev joined in 2011.
He is responsible for all things related to information technology – property management system, telecommunications, computer software and hardware, networks and mobile technology.
He earned his Diploma in Electronics in 2001 from NCVT, India; then in 2010, Bachelor in Business Administration from Annamalai University, India.
He started his career with Hewlett Packard, India in 2002 as Support Engineer; then in 2005, Project Engineer Dream Hotel and Network Support Engineer Taj Residency Hotel, India; then in 2009, IT/Systems Executive Dream Hotel, India; then
in 2011, System Administrator and then in 2013, Assistant IT Manage, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives; then in 2016 he moved to Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as IT Manager, his current role.
Rajeev is married with one child and makes his home in India. He enjoys driving and listening to music.
He speaks fluent English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.
Email: itmanager@vilamendhoo.com

Mohamed Iyad

Chief Engineer

Iyad joined in 2012.
He is responsible for the Maintenance Department which keeps the Resort in good working order. Facilities include the Power House, reverse osmosis fresh water plants, sewage treatment plant, waste disposal systems, boat fleet and vehicles which cater to the 400 guests and 435 staff, all living on Vilamendhoo. He is also in charge of the Fire Brigade.
Iyad graduated with an A’ Level at the Science Education Centre, Male’, in 1998; then joined the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF). He completed the Basic Training Course and was assigned to the Fire and Rescue Service; then he completed the Basic Firefighting Course and was assigned as a Firefighter, Male’ Fire Station.­In 2009, he served as Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant; then in 2010, as Researcher, Marine Corps Training Department.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Defense Studies) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, General Sir Jhon Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. He is a licensed Electrical Engineer by the Maldives Energy Authority.
In 2012, Iyad joined as Assistant Chief Engineer, Vilamendhoo Island Resort; then was promoted as the Chief Engineer, his current position.
Iyad is single and makes his home in Male', Maldives. He enjoys swimming and photography. Iyad's native language is Dhivehi and he speaks Singhalese and English.
Email: chiefengineer@vilamendhoo.com

Ravindra Rodrigopulle

Financial Controller

Ravindra "Ravi" joined in 1997.
He is responsible to direct and organise the activities of the Finance Department to formulate accounting, finance policies and procedures to ensure a system of internal control and maximise the profitability of the Resort.
He prepares the budget, financial statements, payroll, various financial analysis, maintains inventories, oversees the Stores, the Staff Shop, Purchasing and the IT Department. ­
Ravi completed his General Certificate of Education (Advance Level), St. Benedict’s College, Sri Lanka, in 1984. His professional qualifications include Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London; Association of Accounting Technicians, London; International Association of Bookkeepers, London; Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri-Lanka.
Ravi began his work experience in Sri Lanka, 1984, first as Accounts Clerk/Cashier, Lanka Garments Mfg. Co. Ltd; then in 1985, as Accounts Clerk/Cashier, Delmage Forsyth & Company Ltd.; then in 1989, as Accountant Clerk/Cashier, A Baur & Company Ltd.; then in 1989 as Accountant, Ihuru Tourist Resort, Maldives; then in 1992, as Accounts Executive, The Autodrome, Ltd., Sri Lanka; then in 1996, in the Maldives, as Accountant, Universal Enterprises; then in 1997, as Financial Controller, Veligandu Island Resort; then in 2011, transferred to Vilamendhoo Island Resort, in his current position.
Ravi is married and makes his home in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He enjoys listening to music, watching TV and playing cricket. Ravi's native language is Singhalese and he speaks English.­
Email: financialcontroller@vilamendhoo.com

Zubair Ali

Guest Transport Manager

Zubair joined in 2007.
He is responsible for the operation of the boat fleet including guest transfers, excursions, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. He schedules the use of the boats, oversees their maintenance, repair and crew training.­
Zubair received his secondary education at Alifu Dhaalu Atoll Education Center, Maldives, in 2000.
In 2007, he started working as Private Dhoni Supervisor, Vilamendhoo Island Resort; then promoted as Launch Section Supervisor; then in 2008, promoted as Assistant Guest Transport Manager; then in 2015, promoted as Guest Transport Manager, his current position.
Zubair is single and makes his home in Mahibadhoo, Maldives. He is a good musician and enjoys singing. Ali's native language is Dhivehi and he speaks English.
Email: guesttransportmanager@vilamendhoo.com

Husnee Ibrahim

Sports, Entertainment and Activities Manager

Husnee joined in 2004.
He is responsible for the Sports, Entertainment and Activities (SEA) Department. He organizes and oversees the resort sports and facilities, night entertainment program and all excursions.
Husnee graduated in 2010 with a National Diploma, Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) in Hospitality, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies.His international experiences include Cross-Cultural Tourism Education Trip in France in 2010. He has also participated in International Travel and Trade Show, World Travel Market (WTM) Fair in London,­UK­in 2010.
He has been with Crown & Champa Resorts, Maldives since 2004 when he started as a Receptionist; and then in 2006, promoted Head Receptionist, then in 2007, SEA Supervisor, Vakarufalhi Island Resort, Maldives. Then in 2008, SEA Supervisor, then in 2010, Front Office Supervisor, in Meeru Island Resort. Then again in 2010, Assistant Front Office Manager, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa; then in In 2013, promoted to SEA Manager, Meeru Island Resort & Spa; then in 2015, Assistant SEA Manager and then in 2017, promoted to SEA Manager, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa.­
Husnee is married with three children and enjoys playing volleyball, football, snorkeling, diving, fishing, watching movies and reading.
He speaks fluent English and Dhivehi.
Email: seamanager@vilamendhoo.com

Dr. Wasim Ullah

Resort Doctor

Wasim joined in 2017.
He is responsible in taking care of the guests and staff, serving in the Health & Safety Committee and overseeing the medical examinations of our staff.
He received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 2002 from University of Kursk, Russia.
In 2003, he was employed as an Intern in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan; then in 2004, he joined Allergy and Asthma Clinics, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Associate Physician; then in 2006, he was employed as General Practitioner in Surriya Hospital, Layya, Pakistan; then in 2016, he joined Gangehi Island Resort & Spa, Maldives as Resort Doctor; then in 2017 he was employed in Vakarufalhi Resort, Maldives as a Locum Doctor. Also in the same year, he joined Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as Doctor, his current position.
Wasim is married with 2 children and enjoys playing field hockey, volleyball, swimming, badminton, and table tennis.
He speaks fluent English, Russian, Urdu, Hindi and Pashto.
Email: medicalclinic@vilamendhoo.com


Ajith Kumar

Purchasing Manager

Ajith joined in 2017.
He is responsible in planning, organizing, directing and controlling all purchasing functions.
He received his Diploma in Pharmacy in 1990 from John Enoch College of Pharmacy, Trivandrum.
In 1995, he was employed as a Senior Sales Executive in Intal Maldives Pte. Ltd.; then in 2000 he joined Vara Maldives Pvt. Ltd. as Sales & Marketing Manager; then in 2008, he was employed as a General Manager in Adorn Maldives Pvt. Ltd.; then in 2009, he joined Global Supply­ Center, Seychelles as Procurement & Administration Manager; then in 2011, he was employed as Purchasing Manager in The Royale Gardens Hotel & Resort, India; then in 2012, he joined Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, Maldives as Purchasing Manager; then in 2013, he was employed as Business Development Manager in Lily International Pvt. Ltd.; then in 2015, he joined Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu as Purchasing Manager; then in 2017, he joined Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa as Purchasing Manager, his current position.
Ajith is married with 2 children and makes his home in Kerala, India. He enjoys swimming, listening to music, watching football, cricket and classical movies.
He speaks fluent English, Dhivehi, Tamil and Malayalam.
Email: purchasingmgr@vilamendhoo.com