Appointments NewsApril 8, 2024

Sun Siyam Iru Veli Maldives Appoints Athif Ibrahim as New Learning and Development Manager

Sun Siyam Iru Veli, announced the appointment of Athif Ibrahim as the new Learning and Development Manager. With a wealth of experience in talent cultivation and service enhancement, Athif is set to spearhead transformative initiatives aimed at nurturing talent and elevating service standards within the resort.

In his new role, Athif Ibrahim will harness his expertise to drive innovative learning strategies and create tailored developmental programs to empower staff members. With a dedication to excellence and over thirteen years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, he aims to foster a culture of continuous improvement.


Commenting on his appointment, Athif expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I am thrilled to have joined the Sun Siyam brand at such a significant moment in its storied history, where numerous and exciting changes are in the offing. I am committed to creating a culture of learning and service excellence that will enhance our human capital so that they can, in turn, help us elevate our already memorable experiences infused with Maldivian culture and genuine hospitality.”

Athif’s journey in hospitality commenced at One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives, where he started as a Call Center Assistant. Over the years, he has demonstrated exceptional dedication and skill, progressing through various roles, including a notable tenure in Front Office management. He is currently introducing new effective learning and training sessions to all team members, slowly but surely shaping their mindsets and attitudes towards delivering better service. His commitment to excellence and passion for fostering talent have earned him recognition within the industry. His multifaceted approach, coupled with a profound understanding of hospitality dynamics, promises to elevate the resort’s offerings to new heights.

Apart from his professional achievements, Athif is a renowned ultra-runner, thinker, speaker, and writer. His insights on motivation, leadership, human resources, and personal growth have been featured in esteemed publications such as Medium, Corporate Maldives, and Hotelier Maldives.

In his most recent position as Assistant Manager of Training and Quality Assurance at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Athif played a pivotal role in achieving the prestigious 5-stars rating by Forbes Travel Guide for the resort in 2024. His commitment to excellence and passion for fostering talent have earned him recognition within the industry. His commitment to professional development is exemplified by his participation as a panelist at the National HR Convention and EXPO in 2022 and his recent speaking engagement at the Learning and Development Conference 2023, organized by the Maldives Association of Human Resources Professionals.

Sun Siyam Iru Veli welcomes Athif Ibrahim to the team and looks forward to leveraging his expertise to further enrich guest experiences and drive organizational growth.

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