NewsSeptember 7, 2021

Cocoon Maldives Appoints Ahmed Jihad- Jay As The New Corporate General Manager

Cocoon Maldives has announced the appointment of Ahmed Jihad (Jay) as its new General Manager. Jay is currently the General Manager of You & Me Maldives and with this new appointment he will be the Corporate General Manager for both Cocoon resorts.

Throughout his 20 years career at hospitality industry, Jay has experience working in renowned 5-star luxury brands in the Maldives in various managerial positions from Operations Manager, Resort Manager to General Manager.


“We are proud to appoint a Maldivian background General Manager such as Jay who has immense knowledge and experience to manage both our resorts and to effectively lead the team in creating a memorable Cocoon experience to all our valued guests. We are confident that under the leadership and guidance of Jay and all our hardworking team members, we will be able to bring Cocoon and You & Me to new heights and strategically position both properties as the leading brands in Maldives luxury resort segment” said Alessandro Azzola (Alex), Managing Director of Cocoon and You & Me Maldives.

“I am excited for this wonderful opportunity and the trust placed in me by the management of Cocoon resorts. We do take pride in ourselves on our trademark of genuine hospitality and service provided by the wonderful team, I am privileged to be part of such heartwarming and dedicated team and I can say that the future of Cocoon Resorts are bright as the shining stars ” said Jay, Corporate General Manager of Cocoon Resorts.

Cocoon Maldives, located in Ookolhufinolhu Island, Lhaviyani atoll is easily accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty. The five-star resort houses 150 villas that are exclusively designed by Lago, one of Italy’s finest design firms

You & Me is located in the secluded northern atoll of Raa and is positioned as an achingly elegant, rustic-chic resort that exclusively caters to guests aged 16 and above. It oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by Andrea Berton, which is fully submerged at the bottom of the island’s lagoon.