Appointments NewsFebruary 17, 2024

Oaga Art Resort Appoints New Island Chief and Resort Manager

Oaga Art Resort, a renowned destination for art enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike, announced the promotion of two key members of its team: Samee Saeed has been appointed Island Chief Katheeb, and Nazim Mohamed, known as Naadhu, has been named Resort Manager.

Samee Saeed, a seasoned hospitality professional with over 18 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new role as Island Chief Katheeb. Having previously served as Resort Manager at Oaga, Samee possesses a deep understanding of the resort’s operations and brand values.


In his new position, he will be responsible for overseeing a wide range of projects, from planning and organising to directing and managing, ensuring they align with the Board of Directors’ vision and contribute to the resort’s continued success. His strategic approach, coupled with strong communication skills, will be instrumental in leading various resort areas and curating experiences that elevate the guest journey.

Samee’s journey in the hospitality industry began in 2006, starting as a Welcome Ambassador at the renowned W Retreat & Spa. He subsequently honed his skills at Amilla Fushi for over eight years, eventually reaching the position of Assistant Resort Manager. His diverse experience and leadership qualities make him well- suited to his new role as Island Chief Katheeb.

Nazim Mohamed (Naadhu), with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, takes on the crucial role of Resort Manager. Naadhu has steadily climbed the ranks since his start as a Guest Relations Officer, demonstrating dedication and leadership qualities. His diverse experience, encompassing roles like Front Office Manager at various Maldivian resorts, equips him with an understanding of resort operations and guest service excellence.

As Resort Manager, Naadhu will be responsible for planning, organising, directing, and managing all resort operations, ensuring they deliver the exceptional Oaga guest experience while maximising profitability and fostering employee engagement.

Naadhu’s career in hospitality spans over two decades, beginning in 2002 as a guest relations officer. He has steadily climbed the ladder, gaining valuable experience in various departments, including front office and operations. His dedication to guest satisfaction and team development makes him an ideal candidate for the Resort Manager position.

“We are delighted to promote Samee and Naadhu to these pivotal roles. Both individuals have demonstrated their commitment to Oaga’s values and vision, and we are hopeful that they will make significant contributions to the resort’s success,” stated the Company Directors of Oaga Art Resort.

With Samee and Naadhu at the helm, Oaga Art Resort is poised for continued growth and success. Their combined expertise and commitment to excellence will ensure that the resort remains a haven for art enthusiasts and discerning travellers seeking an unforgettable Maldivian experience.