Management Team Members
|Andrew Jansson - General Manager
Andrew’s hospitality career has taken him across the globe, starting in his home country of Sweden. He is a graduate of Les Roches Hotel Management School in Bluche, Switzerland, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Endicott College, Boston, MA. Over the last 20 plus years, his journey has taken him through 4 continents and 14 countries, working with well-known brands such as Hyatt International, Shangri-La Hotels&Resorts, One&Only Resorts and Minor International. Kurumba is his 3rd posting in this beautiful country of the Maldives.
|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.
|Ismail Isam - Human Resources Manager
Ismail Isam completed his post-graduation, Masters in Business Administration from Angela Ruskin University in 2018. Having worked in the hospitality industry as an HR professional for the past six years, Isam has acquired much knowledge and experience and hence continues to contribute the knowledge he gathered in his present designation as a Human Resources Manager at Kurumba Maldives. Isam is a very young and dynamic Maldivian with great interpersonal skills and definitely a true inspiration for the young local talent and the youth of the Maldives who wish to develop themselves as future leaders of this industry.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Ibrahim Mukhthar - Executive Housekeeper
Mukhthar from Maldives has over 23 years’ experience in the hospitality industry. He has demonstrated efficient leadership and people management skills with strong experience in managing multi-national teams. Recently Mukhthar has completed MBA from the acclaimed FTMS College, Cyberjaya, Malaysia, affiliated by Anglia Ruskin University, UK and joined Kurumba Maldives as Executive Housekeeper.
|Elveera Dmellow - Spa Manager
Dr. Elveera Dmellow hails from India. She combines her knowledge of cosmetology and reflexology and body therapies with the insights she has gained through experience of being a trainer and a wellness guru and a manager, to provide a more enriching experience for the guests. She is also a motivational speaker for women. She practices what she preaches. Loves being physically fit and enjoys snorkeling and playing badminton. Believes in bringing a work life balance and appreciates being alive.
|Madushan Herath - Recreation Manager
Native to Sri Lanka, Mady’s career extends over 11 years in Hospitality & Recreation. He communicates fluently in both English & German. Prior joining with Kurumba in 2012, He was in the Scuba diving industry and has experience in Front Office department. Ever since joining Kurumba, he held different roles in Recreation Team specializing in Activities, Excursions, Child Care and Kurumba’s Reef & Marine Conservation project. Moreover he holds the Kurumba’s Free diving record of 33M (109ft). Mady is leading the Majaa Kids Club and Recreation Team focusing more on exceeding guests expectations.
|Abdulla Mohamed - Fleet Manager
Abdulla is from the Maldives and started his career at the age of 17. He is a person who loves to explore new things and take on new challenges. He has served in a number of well known resorts, such as W Maldives, Per Aquum Niyama Maldives, Huvafenfushi and Kandima Maldives. In 2011 he had the privilege to join Kurumba as an excursion guide and his journey has brought him to this point of his career. Abdulla is a person who can adapt to any culture and any environment, and for him, nothing is important than taking care of the property and making guests happy.
|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.