People

Brad Calder

With twenty-four years of experience in the hospitality industry, Bradley Calder, a New Zealand national, has a career spanning the globe. From private members clubs and city hotels in London and New Zealand to resorts in Fiji, Bali and the Maldives.

Chaminda Samaranayake

It is the most passionate industry on the planet of earth, more you enjoy you will not get tired, and you will be rewarded, recognized and remembered for your hard word & passion.

Daphne Sim

Cultivate service from the heart as for how you would like to be treated and multifold it to have happy guests. It will be a paradigm shift for hospitality in the future.

Dr. Abdulla Mausoom

The tourism industry has career opportunities like no other. However to progress towards the top jobs, one needs courage, commitment, determination and above all a passion for the job. It’s a 24/7 job and the best input tourism industry employees are needed when of the world is enjoying the weekends, public holidays and vacations.

Ibrahim Asim (IB)

Be resilient in the face of adversity. Establish a moral code of ethics and work diligently. Do not be afraid to take risks, even if you work for the civil service.

Nabeel Abdulla

I started my journey in hospitality sector at an early age working in various front office jobs at resorts and then in Reservations Department finally moving to Sales & Marketing where I am cemented in for past fourteen years.

Patrick de Staercke

The expert in anything was once a beginner, so keep an open mind, never stop learning and be stubborn about your goals.

Raffaele Solferino

Join hospitality industry only if you have a passion for it and you would be able to sacrifice a piece of your life before having to receive anything in return. Be creative and think out-of-the-box at all time!

Scott Bowen

For young adults entering the Tourism Industry (or any industry) my advice is simple: Try your best, listen to the advice you are given from people who have been there before and always maintain your honesty and integrity. And try and take a learning moment from every day.

Vaibhav Garg

I am extremely proud with the opening of Mercure Maldives Kooddoo (Accor’s first resort in the Maldives) as a key strategic member of the pre-opening team at Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, I always felt a sense of pride in knowing that I actually contributed to building the systems and procedures that are used to run the hotel which will be useful for me and for all of us involved in this project as we head forward to our new project at Pullman Maamutaa.