MEET THE TEAM

Mohamed Thasleem

MOHAMED THASLEEM

Founder & CEO

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Mr. Thasleem started his tourism career back in 1997, in the renowned Maldivian Resort group named as Villa Hotels for more than 7 years. He founded Exciting Group of companies in 2008, and has slowly but surely worked to create a strong brand of “Exciting” as it is today.

Mr. Thasleem overseas mainly the Maldives operations, due to his vast experience and strong connections in Maldives Hotels/Resorts/Guest Houses/Safari’s, the company has received special rates and conditions in Maldives. His interests mostly include traveling, meet new people & partners, soccer, movies & exploring.

Suresh Somasundram

SURESH SOMASUNDRAM

Head of Business Operations

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Suresh’s journey with the Maldives began in 2013, and he has been deeply immersed in the industry ever since. For the past ten years, he has fostered a strong connection with the Maldives, making it his second home and familiarizing himself with its properties like the back of his palm.
Through his extensive network of hoteliers and industry leaders, Suresh plays a crucial role in Exciting Travel Holidays, overseeing operational and business development aspects.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Suresh is a dedicated traveler with an insatiable wanderlust, and he indulges in the art of DJing as a cherished hobby.
Aishath Hana

AISHATH HANA

Sales & Marketing Manager

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Hana is from Maldives and is specialized in tourism marketing with an abundance of experience in sales, and implementation of marketing strategies. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Tourism Marketing from the University of Surrey in UK, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Tourism Management, & Travel & Recreation from Taylor’s University in Malaysia.

Hana has been in the industry for many years with experience in properties such as Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, and has also worked in the Maldives Marketing & Public Relations Corporation on the government side. She has participated in major international Travel & Tourism events & fairs in different destinations.

Hana loves traveling and enjoys experiencing the different cultures around the world. She is also fond of the underwater world and enjoys scuba diving & snorkeling.

Assem Zein

ASSEM ZEIN

Sales Manager

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Assem is from Kazakhstan and has been working in the tourism and hospitality field for over 7 years. She prioritizes ensuring that customers are made happy with the quality of service she offers.

Her approach to work can be summed up by the phrase “Find a job you like and you won’t have to work a single day in your life” (Confucius), as it is not simply work for her, she is doing what she loves.

Ekaterina Pshindina

EKATERINA PSHINDINA

Market Development Manager – Russia

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With over 15 years of passion for tourism, I’ve thoroughly explored numerous destinations, including those favored by the most discerning clients. However, the Maldives — the Sunny Side of Life — holds a special place in my heart.

My extensive experience has equipped me with in-depth knowledge of our products and the tourism market, strong partnerships, a continuous desire and ability to learn, and an unwavering love for travel and my profession.

I am based in Moscow, Russia.

Gulnaz Temirke

GULNAZ TEMIRKE

Destination Expert

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Originally from Astana, Kazakhstan, I bring over 7 years of deep expertise in the tourism industry to my role for the company.

I’ve always been fascinated by the dynamic nature of tourism; it’s a realm where one continually discovers new horizons, be it countries, hotels, or resorts. This passion for continual growth and my inherent love for exploring diverse cultures and places power my professional drive.

Excited to connect and offer unparalleled travel experiences to those eager to explore the Maldives and beyond.

Alena Dovzhenko

ALYONA DOVZHENKO

Destination Expert

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Meet Alyona, our Destination Expert from Ukraine, who brings over 15 years of experience in tourism to our Maldives team.

For her, tourism is more than just work, it’s a way of life. Alyona firmly believes that the Maldives is one of the most stunning destinations on earth, and her mission is to ensure that more people get to experience its wonders.

In fact, if she had the power to choose the Wonders of the World, Alyona would add the Maldives to the list without hesitation. She truly believes that this country is a masterpiece of nature that will leave you awestruck forever.

Treesha Weeratunga

TREESHA WEERATUNGA

Reservations Manager

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Treesha is a professional in International Travel & Tourism industry for over 10 years & have had professional experience in both Maldives & Sri Lanka. She has an advanced diploma in Travel & Tourism from the University of Colombo & has represented major International Travel & Tourism events & fairs in different destinations. Having maintained well professional relationships with different exposures & nationalities. Moreover being a personal with interests in industries such Interior Designing as well as Fashion designing while loves listening to classical music & watching movies during leisure times.
She is a simple person who gives the level best whatever the circumstances is.

Darya Antonova

DARYA ANTONOVA

Destination Expert

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I’m from Almaty, Kazakhstan, and hold a Master’s degree in Tourism. My experience spans working in a hotel, a travel agency, and as part of a tour operator team.

I believe tourism is an essential part of everyone’s life, enriching us, broadening our horizons, and transforming the familiar. In my view, the Maldives represents the perfect vacation destination that everyone should visit.

Fallon Manapulle

FALLON MANAPULLE

Assistant Reservations Manager

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Fallon is a distinguished destination expert with six years of expertise specializing in the Maldives. Having explored numerous destinations across the globe, she possesses an unrivaled understanding of diverse cultures and landscapes.

Fallon’s experience guarantees unforgettable journeys and personalized recommendations for your dream getaway.

Suha Saeed

SUHA SAEED

Destination Expert

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Suha, a native of the Maldives, is passionate about Travel and Tourism. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Tourism Management from Taylor’s University in Malaysia.

With prior experience working at various Maldivian resorts, Suha brings a fresh perspective to our team.

Misha Bei

MISHA BEI

IT & Digital Marketing Expert

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A highly skilled digital marketing expert who transforms the craft of digital marketing into an art form. Misha specializes in efficient and innovative digital marketing for the tourism and hospitality industry.

At Exciting Travel Holidays, Misha drives state-of-the-art online marketing strategies through various channels.

Natalia Gutorova

NATALIA GUTOROVA

Social Media Expert

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I began my tourism career 13 years ago, seeing it as more than just landscapes but a way to connect with new cultures and histories. With degrees in International Tourism Business and the History of Ancient Civilizations, I deeply understand the link between culture and tourism.

I’m an avid social media user, leveraging it to stay informed and share unique perspectives of our world. Creativity drives me; I’m passionate about photography and videography.

With experience in various tourist destinations and promoting premium products, I’ve built a comprehensive understanding of the tourism market and strong partnerships. The Maldives, a place close to my heart, epitomizes the uniqueness I seek in travel and my career.

Zaain Areef

ZAAIN AREEF

Senior Accounts Executive

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A Maldivian native who has spent the last three years working in the audit and finance industry as an Accounts Executive.

She leverages her expertise to support the company’s financial management and reporting requirements. Currently, Zaain is pursuing ACCA accreditation to become a fully qualified member while holding a Diploma in Accounting and Business.

When not in the office, Zaain enjoys participating in volunteer work, swimming, and curling up at home with a good book.

Madusha Withanage

MADUSHA WITHANAGE

Manager, Accounts

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With 11 years of expertise in accounting, auditing, and financial management, our team member boasts a solid foundation in accounting and a robust financial background. They bring 5 years of experience in the tourism industry, having worked as an accountant across various organizations in both the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Presently, they are on the verge of becoming a fully qualified chartered accountant, as a CA Finalist accredited by CA Sri Lanka.

Outside of work, they enjoy playing rugby, swimming, and watching movies.

Zidhan Shafeeg

ZIDHAN SHAFEEG

HR & Admin Executive

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Zidhan Shafeeq serves as our skilled Administrative Officer and is currently working toward a law degree. With a keen interest in both the legal realm and the tourism sector, Zidhan brings a unique blend of passion and expertise to our team.
Beyond his administrative and academic pursuits, he also excels in iPhone videography and photography, channeling his creativity through visual storytelling.
Igor Gutorov

IGOR GUTOROV

System Administrator

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Igor brings over nine years of comprehensive experience in the tourism industry, specializing in contracting, analytics, marketing, and technological projects.
He initially honed his skills through working on contracts for Maldives hotels. Igor holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Communication from La Sapienza, one of Italy’s premier universities.
He is passionate about exploring the world and immersing himself in diverse cultures through travel.
Mihad Hussain

MIHAD HUSSAIN

Airport Manager

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Born in 03rd May 1986 capital city Male’. Graduated from Majeedhiya school in commerce field. Completed GCE O/L in 2002. Started his job career in tourism field on 23rd September 2003 as an Airport Representative (meet & greet the clients).

My motivation is to live closer to nature, make more social connections, I like traveling to see other countries. From my childhood i like sports, such as football, swim, running.

Mohamed Mukhuthar

MOHAMED MUKHUTHAR

Airport Representative – Italian Speaking

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Mohamed Mukhuthar is specializing to handle Italian speaking clients who travels with us, he is well educated and well experienced in Maldivian tourism industry and has worked with well knows Italian Tour operators as well as few well known resorts in the past.

Ushwath Ahmed

USHWATH AHMED

Airport Representative

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Ushwa comes from Malé, Maldives. She is very dedicated, honest, and friendly. After finishing her studies at Aminiya School in 2005, Ushwa has always worked in positions where she directly helps people, aiming to provide the best service possible. Her experience includes working as a Cabin Crew for the Maldivian national airline and at famous resorts such as Six Senses, Soneva Gili, Huvafen Fushi, and LUX* Maldives. These roles have greatly increased her knowledge and skills in hospitality.

Ushwa loves creating art, crafts, baking, and cooking. She enjoys traveling because it lets her meet new people and learn about their cultures and ways of life. Proud to be from the Maldives, Ushwa feels lucky to come from a country known as a beautiful destination with clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and a paradise for nature, beach, adventure, and exploration lovers.