The Management of Meeru firmly believes that it is the team players who bring us our success. Our employees and the great talents who strive to prove themselves in the hospitality industry.
We are here for you.
Areef joined in 2000. He is responsible for the daily operations of the various Departments at Meeru. Areef graduated with a National Diploma, Institute of Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations, Maldives and began work in 1996. Areef was promotion to Director of Operations, Meeru in 2013. He makes his home in Male’, Maldives and he speaks basic French and Japanese.
Ahmed joined the Crown & Champa Resorts group of resorts in November 2000. He has completed diploma in Accounting and Business from ACCA, Mercury Institute, Sri Lanka, during his 20 years career in the hospitality industry he has worked his way up. From 2000 until 2019, Ahmed has served in different levels and positions such as Chief Accountant, Assistant Financial Controller and Finance Manager in various resorts here in the Maldives. He also was part of the pre-opening team of one of the CCR’s chain of resorts and now working in Meeru as the Finance Manager. Born and raised here in the beautiful country of the Maldives from Lhaviyani, Hinnavaru.
Born in Milan, Italy, Cristian moved to Calabria at an early age and began learning to cook from his parents' restaurant in Calabria. Since then, Cristian brings over 20 years of specialization in 5-star hotels of international brands in UK, France, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, restaurants and 6-star cruise ships across Asia and Europe. He obtained and maintained 'The Golden Q' from “Ospitalità Italiana” for all the Italian restaurants he has worked and boast a “Silver Plate” awarded by the representative of the Italian Academy of Cuisine.
Zaid joined in 2008. He is responsible for the daily operations of the Sports, Entertainment & Activities (SEA). Zaid graduated with a BTEC National Diploma, Institue of Hotel Catering and Institutional Operations, Maldives, in 2001. He began work in the Maldives in 2002, as Sales Person, Alpha Duty Free, Male International Airport, Male’. In 2015, Zaid was promoted to Sports, Entertainment and Activities Manager. He makes his home in Ga. Kondey, Maldives.
Mohamed Eman was born and raised in Noonu Atoll Maalhendhoo Island, Maldives. In 2008, Eman started his career in Meeru as an IT Trainee and as we all say, the rest is history. Proper mindset, love for his work and strong ethics led him to be promoted to Junior Network Administrator after one year of joining Meeru. In 2013, Eman earned a Diploma in Information Technology with certificates related to IT particularly in the hospitality industry. There was no stopping Eman in achieving his goals, thru dedication and hard work he became the System Administrator and not long into the tenure became the Assistant IT Manager. Perseverance led him to strive more and climb the ladder of success which positioned him to be the IT Manager of Meeru in 2022. A young dynamic manager who believes that Maldives hospitality industry is ripe with opportunities for those willing to work diligently towards realizing them. He believes that the first position or job is just a kick start in one’s career. To never be disheartened as it takes time and effort to reach heights of greatness. Having a strong mindset and working with the knowledge that things can improve. Try to be a better person and celebrate daily achievements and live with a focused purpose that would lead to true success.
Latheef joined in 2001. He is responsible for all nighttime Resort operations between 1100 and 0700. He graduated with a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management, Taylor’s College School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Malaysia in 2009. Latheef began work in the Maldives in 1989, as Assistant Supervisor, Coffee Shop, Bandos Island Resort. His home is in Male’, Maldives and he speaks basic German.
Adam joined in 1999 to Meeru. He is currently responsible for the Rooms Division Department - the heart of resort operation. Adam’s work experience spans various departments including Accounts, Front Office and Housekeeping departments in Meeru. He has been the back-borne of front-of-house operation for many years and is recognized as the“die-heart” for his areas of responsibility. His hard work and perseverance to achieve the mission and vision of Meeru has led him to being the Rooms Division Manager. Adam graduated with a Diploma in Hospitality Management at Maldives National University. In 2017, he completed his Bachelor's degree in International Hospitality Management at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. He did his internships in Hilton Seychelles and Jebel Ali Beach Hotel where he was able to widen his knowledge in Front office, Housekeeping, Accounts and Human Resource departments. This was a great top-up hospitality experience that boosted hospitality career for Adam in many aspects. For many, Adam is one of the few team members who we can trust and really on to day-to-day operations and especially in front of the house. For many team members, Adam is the FO, mentor for many years who are currently in the operation and who have left the team.
Hamid joined in 2012. He is responsible for the Maintenance Department which keeps the Resort in good working order including the Power House, reverse osmosis fresh water plants, the sewage treatment plant, the waste disposal systems, the boat fleet, the vehicles and the facilities. Hamid graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Mechanical), University of Bradford, UK, in 2007. He began his work experience in 1997, as Marine Mechanic in his home city of Male’, Maldives.
From the home of Noonu Atoll Holhudhoo, Maldives, Asad Ali is one of the current Managers of Meeru. Asad became part of the Meeru family in 2002 as Gift Shop salesperson. In 2004, he was promoted to Gift Shop Supervisor and after 2 years he was transferred to Purchasing department, to the role of Purchasing Officer. While working in Meeru, he studied and completed his diploma in Accounts at IAB UK in 2007 and PGD in Supply Chain Management by Cambridge Academy UK in 2022. Hardworking and full of drive to succeed, Asad’s potential was recognized and he was promoted as Purchasing Manager for Veligandu, part of the Crown and Champa Resorts. In 2011, he was transferred to Vilamendhoo and then to Kuredu where he was able to learn more skills that were required to manage the Purchasing department in a more cost-efficient and reliable way. Asad reunited with the Meeru family in 2017 in the position of Purchasing Manager. Putting together a better and improved department he has built a healthier relationship with different Suppliers in and out of the Maldives. It did not take long before he was further promoted as the Crown and Champa Resorts, Group Purchasing Manager (South) in 2020. He is now managing not just Meeru, but also handles tasks for Kagi, Vilamendhoo, Veligandu and Champa Central Hotel. Asad believes that balance is always important in life and work and it is wise to know and consider what is relevant and weigh the pros and cons.
Suzain joined in 2007. He is responsible for the Front Office Department. He Graduated with a Diploma in Hospitality Management at Maldives National University. Suzain’s work experience spans across various departments including Front Office and Sales & Marketing. He was promoted to Front Office Manager in 2019. His home in Dhiffushi, Maldives and he speaks fluent Dhivehi and English
Zaeem joined in 2004. He is responsible for the Sales & Marketing Department. Zaeem graduated with a National Diploma, Institute of Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations, Maldives in 2016. He began his work experience in 2000, in the Maldives, as Waiter. Zaeem was promoted to Sales & Marketing Manager in 2015. His home is in H.Dh. Nellaidhoo, Maldives and he speaks English and Dhivehi.
Dr. Ishaque joined in 2012. He is responsible for the care of our guests and staff, serves on the Resort Health & Safety Committee and oversees the periodic medical examination of our staff for Public Health matters. He graduated with an M.B.B.S., from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro/Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan, in 2001. He has served various posts in his hometown of Sindh, Pakistan. Dr. Ishaque speaks Dhivehi, Urdu and Hindi.
Shiyam joined in 2001. He is responsible for recruitment, payroll, training and development, staff housing, welfare and benefits. Shiyam graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management (Hons), Taylor’s University, Malaysia, in 2012. He began his work experience in 1998, in the Maldives, as Housekeeping Office Assistant. Shiyam makes his home in Bandidhoo, Maldives and he speaks basic French and Bahasa Malaysian.
Ahmed started his career in food and beverage 21years ago after completing his Diploma in Hotel Catering and Institutional Operation, affiliated with the University of Birmingham, UK. Ahmed brings more than 21 years of experience in the industry including working for one of the world-famous luxury hotel brands in the Maldives. He boasts in-depth experience in food and beverage throughout his long-standing career, from Restaurant Manager to Food & Beverage Department Manager. He has been a part of some of the Maldive's internationally recognized projects such as the world’s first undersea restaurant, and first undersea villa. Ahmed is very passionate to provide the best service possible and expanding his team’s knowledge and experience by training and coaching.
Irine started her career in the hospitality business in 2001 at a hotel in Georgia as part of the pre-opening team. She became the Housekeeping Supervisor after 2 years of dedication and hard work. She has attended various trainings in the scope of Housekeeping and Leadership. Pursuing her dream with motivation and dedication as her tools, gave her several awards in the hotel industry. Highest Guest Satisfaction in Top Room Cleanliness in 2008 and Hotel Award for Highest Score in Brand Standard Audit in 2006 and 2015 are some of her achievements. Irine enjoyed 14 years of her career in one of the well-known international brand of hotels that gave her all the experience to succeed. In 2018, she transferred to a prominent hotel brand in Tbilisi, Georgia as the Rooms Operations Manager. She was also part of the pre-opening team in a prestige’s hotel in Georgia as the Hotel Pre-Opening Manager. Irine mastered the art of hospitality, leadership and communication during the years experiences and enjoys sharing these with her team. With the knowledge and skills of the past 21 years, Irine decided to join Meeru as the Executive Housekeeper. She is in-charge of around 70 team members which she shares her experiences and skills to create an efficient operation. As she embrace new challenges and look forward positively, Irine is a proud member of the Meeru Family.
Farish joined Meeru Island Resort & Spa in late 2011. He holds a Diploma in Hospitality Management from the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies, The Maldives National University. He began his tenure as a Reservations Assistant. He was promoted to the position of Reservations Supervisor in 2013, Assistant Reservations Manager in 2017 and then in 2020, he was further promoted to his current position - Reservations Manager. He is responsible to maximize the hotel occupancy and revenue and is committed to ensuring a smooth reservation experience and enhance guest satisfaction.
Muaz is responsible for the movements of boats in Meeru whether it is a dhoni, speedboat or yacht. He is in charge to ensure all boats are available on time for guests and team members. Hussain joined the Hospitality industry in 2010 and started as one of the boat crews. March 2013, had him promoted to Guest Transport Administrator; then after one year, promoted to Supervisor. A native of Maldives from HA. Ihavandhoo. Muaz is skilled in carpentry including house construction and loves to learn new skills. He is also interested in the driving power of the vessels, be they inboard or outboard engines which are very important in his field of work.