Naufal on his new role
From March 2023, Naufal will be based at Sun Siyam Olhuveli and assume his new position as Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, where he will be in charge of all sales & marketing initiatives for both Sun Siyam Iru Veli & Sun Siyam Olhuveli. He was elevated from his prior role as Director of Sales and Marketing at Sun Siyam Olhuveli, where he was in charge of the global sales efforts for the three connected island properties.
Naufal, a native of the Maldives, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business tourism management from the Maldives National University and has worked in the country's hospitality sector for more than 15 years. Also, he has two diplomas from the highly regarded Cornell University in business strategy and revenue management 360 that he successfully finished.
In 2008, he started working as a reservations agent at One & Only Kanuhura. In 2011, he moved on to Baros Maldives, where he spent more than six years working his way up from reservations & sales executive to cluster assistant sales reservations manager.
He then accepted a position as Assistant Director of Sales at Dhevanafushi Maldives Luxury Resort in 2017 and served as Director of Sales at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo from 2017 to 2018. After serving as director of sales at the Radisson Blu Resort Maldives in 2019 and the Movenpick Maldives in 2020, Naufal then accepted his most recent position at Sun Siyam Olhuveli in 2021.
Deepak Booneady, CEO At Sun Siyam Resorts
"We are immensely proud to be able to promote such trusted and experienced team members inside our company, since growing and supporting our employees is one of our major pillars at Sun Siyam Resorts," said Deepak Booneady, CEO of Sun Siyam Resorts. We are convinced that the company will be able to realise its intended goals and undoubtedly makes an impact in the industry because to Shihab & Naufal's impressive professional expertise and their "can do" attitude.