Management Team Members
|Ryszard Majewski - General Manager
Native to South Africa, Ryszard started his way in the hospitality industry at the age of 14. Passionate to customer service, he has gained his experience in sales and marketing, food and beverage, finance, project management and other areas of the industry across diverse geographic regions. His history includes leadership roles in hospitality operations for luxury four and five star hotels and resorts in the USA, Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. Being a pro-active person by nature Ryszard is also passionate about coaching his staff, travelling and sports, in particular tennis and swimming.
|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. Nabeel's passion lies in his family, with being a proud father of four children.
|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.
|Vita Magomedova - Front Office Manager
Native to Russia, Vita started her hospitality career in 1997 with Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah as a receptionist. She was a part of three successful pre-openings Front Office teams; Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Shangri La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa Oman and InterContinental Doha. Vita relocated to Kurumba Maldives from her position as Complex Front Desk Manager in Westin and Le Meridien Bahrain City Centre.
|Mohammed Mainuddin - Executive Housekeeper
Native to Bangladesh, Mohammed Mainuddin has recently joined Kurumba’s diverse team as a new Executive Housekeeper. Mainuddin has over fifteen years of experience in housekeeping and management in various international brands like Marriott, Movenpick before joining Kurumba Maldives. He is currently leading a team of over 60 professional housekeepers to deliver Kurumba Maldives’s brand values of service excellence and outstanding hospitality.
|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.
|Ni Made Rai Asri - Spa Manager
Native to Indonesia, Asri started her career in hospitality industry as a front line staff and later found her interest in spa. Since then, she has gained extensive experience in wellness field in various Dubai & Maldives properties. Passionate about holistic health and well-being, Asri brings new perspective and ideas to the team which will be beneficial for team achievement in providing memorable experiences for guests.
|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.