New directors take up posts at Villa Hotels and Crossroads Maldives

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Resort: Crossroads Maldives

Position: Cluster Director of Revenue Strategy

Appointee: Jetren Salado

What They Said: Jetrenn is a market expert who has lived in the Maldives for over a decade and successively held management positions in some of the world’s leading hotel brands including Jumeirah Group, Marriott International, Cheval Blanc, and Taj Hotels.

Jetren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in Social Sciences majoring in Behavioural Studies from the University of the Philippines. She has also received her certification in Advance Revenue Management from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration (Cornell).

Company: Villa Hotels and Resorts

Position: Director of Sales 

Appointee: Mohamed Azmeel

What They Said: Azmeel joined the Villa Hotels & Resorts group over 20 years ago as Assistant Reservations Manager at Paradise Island Resort & Spa. Over the years, Azmeel has held several positions within the Sales team, including Senior Sales Manager and Associate Director of Sales. During his career with the hotel group, he has built a strong network of business relationships and developed partnerships within the industry. Azmeel’s determination and passion for sales are key factors that drive his success. In his new role as Director of Sales, Azmeel will lead the Sales team in alignment with the brand’s vision.

“Azmeel is one of the best Sales personnel on our team. He has first-hand experience working in resorts, directly dealing with tourists, travel agents, and tour operators. He is a person of great knowledge and experience. Azmeel has been working in my team for over a decade. There are many occasions that I have to refer to him while making decisions. I am confident that with Azmeel leading as Director of Sales, he will take the sales team of Villa Hotels & Resorts to further heights,” said Ali Rasheed, Director of Sales & Marketing.

Company: Villa Hotels and Resorts

Position: Group Director of Talent and Culture

Appointee: Mohamed Aalim

What They Said: As the Group Director of Talent and Culture, Aalim will lead Villa Hotels and Resorts’ human resources operations, talent development, and strategies. In addition, he will work towards creating a highly engaged organizational culture with a focus on building a solid foundation for cohesive, highly productive, and luxury services-minded teams aimed toward the resorts’ successful operation. His developmental work is significant to the new rebranding and transformational journey for Villa Hotels & Resorts.

Aalim has more than 13 years of experience in Human Resources, having worked with international brands such as Patina Maldives in Fari Islands, St. Regis Maldives Vommuli, Kanuhura Maldives, Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi, One&Only Reethi Rah, Atlantis the Palm Dubai, and the W Maldives amongst others throughout his career. Aalim believes that one of his core strengths is his passion for developing people through strategic HR initiatives genuinely engaged in leveraging employee and stakeholder value creation using modern Human Resources Management practices.

Aalim joins from his most recent role as Director of Human Resources at Patina Maldives. At Patina, Aalim focused on recruiting and retaining top talents for the resort opening, and building a solid foundation for employee engagement and HR excellence. Aalim’s recent addition to the Villa family aligns with our mission to develop talented locals who positively impact our group and Maldivian society, as the senior team at Villa Group primarily consists of local talent.