JA Manafaru appoints new General Manager 

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JA Manafaru has appointed Jason Kruse as General Manager. 

With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism sector, Kruse started his career filling notable senior leadership positions across a portfolio of properties in his native Australia.

Jason Kruse held the position of General Manager at Amilla Maldives Resort and Residences for the last three and a half years. Prior to Amilla, he led the pre-opening team for the sustainability-focused Six Senses in Fiji. 

Additional Maldives experience includes Kurumba Maldives, where he was based for six years. He also served as General Manager at Casa Del Mar in Langkawi, Malaysia and The Breezes Resort in Bali, Indonesia. 

“Jason’s wealth of experience in luxury worldwide resorts and particularly island destinations will complement the current team of talented hoteliers at JA Manafaru to further strengthen the island’s reputation for delivering first-class services and unique guest experiences,” said Nelson Gibb, Group CEO, Group Development – JA Resorts & Hotels.

“Jason is also passionate about introducing more sustainable practices to the island, alongside his wife, Victoria, who joins the company as Sustainability and Environmental advisor. Supported by the island team, the couple will focus on expanding JA Manafaru’s core brand essence as an authentic Maldivian escape.”