Management Team Members
|Ali Farooq - Operations Manager
A highly self-motivated and dynamic Maldivian with 16 years of experience in different roles within the resort. Passionate and dedicated professional with demonstrated management skills within the hospitality industry. Ali is a natural leader in organizing and coordinating to effectively manage operations, provide innovative concepts, supervise high performing team and oversee staff.
|Nabeel Johar - Director of Finance
Native to Sri Lanka, Nabeel's career extends over a period of 23 years with exposure in international hotel chains. His prior experience includes other five star properties in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, with senior positions within the financial field.
|Ronnie Presillas - Human Resources Manager
With more than 15 years of experience in human resources and training management, Ronnie has worked in various international hospitality groups in his home-country the Philippines, as well as Middle East, United States and the Maldives. He possesses extensive exposure to diverse cultures and generations of hoteliers which is a key aspect in the Human Resources profession.
|Arista Arres - Food & Beverage Manager
Born in Indonesia, Arista brings his 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the team of Kurumba Maldives. Together with his professional skills, dedication to guest satisfaction, enthusiasm and positive energy, Arista is promised to be a valuable asset in our team’s goals and mission, to meet & exceed our guests’ expectation.
|Janne Ollikainen - Executive Chef
Chef Janne has more than 20 years of experience working in various international brands like Marriot International, Accor, Cruise Liners and more. He has achieved several awards in his career. Leading Kurumba’s experienced and exceptional team of chefs catering across a diverse range of 8 restaurants, his excellent culinary knowledge and skills promise to bring a great contribution to the Kurumba’s kitchen.
|Shyam Sunder Giri - Safety & Security Manager
Native to Nepal, Giri served in the Royal Nepal Army prior to his move to hospitality industry. He is a highly qualified Safety and Security professional with more than 15 years of experience, ranging from Security Officer to Security Manager. Giri is a personable leader who comfortably interacts with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Being dedicated to his profession, Giri has gotten profound knowledge in security operations, specializing in risk assessment, establishing safety practices, conducting investigation on allegation of Theft or Crimes and other security functions. Giri is always focused to deliver extensive level of Safety & Security to all the external and internal guests of the resort.
|Ali Shareef - Chief Engineer
Dedicated Chief Engineer with excellent technical skills and proven success in managing various projects in Kurumba Maldives since 2004. Native to Maldives, Ali willingly accepts new projects and challenges adapting easily to changing environments and priorities. Determined, planned and executed preventive maintenance and safety goals to protect property, guests and staff. All is passionate to fishing and travelling with his family.