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Raffles Maldives Meradhoo - new team's members

16 September, 2019

One of the bestsellers in Gaafu Alifu atoll Raffles Meradhoo Maldives has made two new appointments and promoted three existing staff to senior positions.

Among the new appointments are Ibrahim Ayoob as chief engineer and Manuel Llamas Velasco as Assistant Director of Food and Beverage (F&B).

Ayyob, a Maldivian national, joins from Oleveli beach resort where he was assistant chief engineer. He embarked upon his hospitality career in 2006 with the Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru and over the past 15 years has had several engineering roles.  Ayubb studied at the University of Suffolk in England and the American Hotel and Lodging Education Institute.

Manuel, originally from Spain, brings 12 years of experience in the field. He joins from Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection, Vietnam where he was Assistant Director of F&B. He has also worked at Fairmont Serru Fen Fushi and Kanuhura in the Maldives, My Little Spanish Place and the Intercontinental Dubai Marina. He has an advance certificate in wine and spirit and a sommelier and wine arts diploma and degree in F&B.

Stepping up to the director role in F&B is Mohamed Younes. In his two and a half years with Raffles he has climbed from Restaurant Manager to F&B Assistant then Manager before being promoted to the top F & B Director role. After studying at the Egyptian High School of Tourism he went on to work for Four Seasons, the One & Only Finolhu and Aman resorts before joining Raffles.

Javier Camon also becomes the Director of Marketing and Communications after being with Raffles for two years as Marketing Manager. During that time, he has been instrumental in opening and positioning the Maldives brand. Javier has experience with the PY Hotels and Chiltern Firehouse hotel. Hailing from Spain, Javier graduated in business and marketing management at ESERP Business School in Madrid.

And Abdulla Innad has been promoted to Housekeeping Supervisor after joining in 2019 and proving himself to be a valued team member in housekeeping working at Furaveri island and Raffles Maldives.

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