January 29


Sun Siyam Iru Veli, renowned for being the ultimate tropical retreat with its barefoot idyll and laid-back but chic vibe, is delighted to announce the promotion of Mohamed Najah, from Director of F&B to Director of Operations. In his new role, Najah will bring his extensive expertise in the hospitality industry to oversee the seamless operations of the resort.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Najah, who previously served as the Director of Food and Beverage at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, has a remarkable track record in managing and enhancing the performance of food and beverage outlets, catering services, and culinary teams. He started his career in reputable brands such as Hilton and Hideaway Maldives. With over 15 years of experience, he has played pivotal roles in esteemed establishments, including the position of F&B Director as well as Manager at Sun Siyam Olhuveli Maldives, where he worked on the set up of the F&B outlets in TUI Blue Olhuveli Romance for adults only concept, before joining Sun Siyam Iru Veli in July 2023. Besides that, he has gone for extensive hospitality training in Europe such as Italy and Malta where he gained more exposure and experience internationally. Known for his proficiency in restaurant management, catering, menu development, budgeting, staff training, and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, Najah has proven himself as a leader in the industry.

Mohamed Najah, Director of Operations at Sun Siyam Iru Veli
Mohamed Najah, Director of Operations at Sun Siyam Iru Veli 

Najah expressed his excitement about the new role, stating, “I am thrilled to take on the position of
Director of Operations at Sun Siyam Iru Veli. The resort’s commitment to delivering unparalleled
experiences align with my own values, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success
and growth of this exceptional destination”.

“His passion for delivering exceptional dining experiences aligns seamlessly with Sun Siyam Iru Veli’s commitment to providing guests with a memorable experience and we look forward to the positive impact Najah will bring to the resort to boost its continued success under his leadership”, said Abdulla Thamheed, Group General Manager at Sun Siyam Resorts.

Abdulla Thamheed
Abdulla Thamheed, Group General Manager at Sun Siyam Resorts

With Najah’s remarkable journey at Sun Siyam Iru Veli, it is noteworthy to highlight his homegrown success within Sun Siyam Resorts. His professional growth is a testament to his dedication and the group’s commitment to nurturing talent from within. His journey within the company extends even beyond the Maldives as he has gained invaluable experience in various resorts within the group including during his tenure at Sun Siyam Pasikudah in Sri Lanka, where he contributed his skills and expertise to enhance the resort’s F&B operations. This diverse exposure within Sun Siyam Resorts showcases Najah’s adaptability and the group’s emphasis on providing opportunities for internal talent to flourish.

His story serves as an inspiring example of how individuals can thrive and advance within a company that values its employees’ dedication and fosters an environment conducive to professional development.