July 02

Sun Siyam Iru Veli Maldives Announces Key Management Appointments

Sun Siyam Iru Veli, is delighted to announce the appointment of three distinguished professionals to its management team. Shimhad Ali has been appointed as the Human Resources Manager, Ibrahim Fayaz as the Food and Beverage Manager, and Kadek Darmawati as the Spa Manager. These strategic appointments underscore Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s commitment to excellence in service, guest experience, and employee welfare.

Shimhad AliShimhad Ali – Human Resources Manager

Shimhad Ali brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having embarked on his journey in the tourism industry in 2007. Starting as a receptionist at sister property, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef, Shimhad quickly advanced his career, gaining diverse experience in both housekeeping and human resources at renowned establishments, including Four Seasons Resort Maldives and LUX North Male Atoll. Shimhad holds a Bachelor's degree and has served in various HR capacities, culminating in his most recent position as Assistant Human Resources Manager at Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island.

Shimhad's approach to HR emphasizes creating a positive work environment where employees feel valued and empowered. He stated, “As an HR Manager, my goal is to foster a culture of open communication and continuous learning. Investing in employee wellbeing and growth not only benefits the individuals but also drives the overall success of the company.”

Ibrahim FayazIbrahim Fayaz – Food and Beverage Manager

With over fifteen years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Ibrahim Fayaz has a proven track record of excellence. His career began as a waiter at Bandos Island Resort, followed by roles at prestigious properties such as Soneva Gili, Hard Rock Penang, and Como Parrot Cay. Most recently, Fayaz served as the F&B Manager at Hurawalhi Island Resort and Kudadoo Private Island, where he led his team to multiple accolades, including Forbes 5 Star certification for Hurawalhi.

Fayaz expressed his enthusiasm for joining Sun Siyam Iru Veli, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of the Sun Siyam Iru Veli team at such an exciting time. I am dedicated to elevating our food and beverage offerings, ensuring exceptional service, and creating unforgettable experiences for our guests in this stunning destination.”

Kadek DarmawatiKadek Darmawati – Spa Manager

Kadek Darmawati's passion for wellness and dedication to excellence have defined her career in the spa industry. After beginning as a massage therapist in Bali, Darma gained extensive experience in various Maldivian resorts before joining Pullman Maldives Maamutaa. Her vision for Sun Siyam Iru Veli is to elevate the spa to a 5-star standard, ensuring a luxurious and rejuvenating experience for all guests.

Darma's guiding philosophy is encapsulated in her quote, “Love what you do and do what you love.” She added, “I am blessed to have met great leaders who guided me, and I am excited to bring my expertise and passion to the Iru Veli Ocean spa, aiming to make it a sanctuary of relaxation and wellness.”

Masdooq Saeed, the General Manager at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, stated, “We welcome these new fantastic additions and are confident that the expertise and leadership of Shimhad Ali, Ibrahim Fayaz, and Darma will significantly enhance the resort’s operations and guest experiences. Their appointments mark a new chapter of excellence and innovation at Sun Siyam Iru Veli."