Viceroy Maldives has appointed Mr Joachim Schuette as their new General Manager succeeding Mr Mark Sterner as of 1 December 2014.
Mr Joachim Schuette joins Viceroy Maldives following his pre-opening General Manager position at Velaa Private Reserve Island in the Maldives. Prior to that Schuette was with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts for thirteen years moving from Resident Manager to General Manager, including four years in the corporate office as their Director of Development.
A veteran of the hospitality industry with over twenty years’ experience, Schuette began his career in his home country of Germany followed by hotel appointments in Zurich, Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Cairo, Qindao in China, Jakarta, Maldives, Chennai and the Philippines.
Commenting on his appointment, Joachim Schuette said, “I am so excited to have returned to the Indian Ocean, to join such a dynamic team of dedicated and talented individuals at Viceroy Maldives! Now just over two years young, and well established in the region, we have lots of exiting plans on the 2015 horizon, I am delighted to be part of this journey!”
Welcoming Schuette to the property, Andrew Humphries (Regional Vice President & General Manager of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi) commented:” We are thrilled to have Joachim join the Viceroy Hotel Group. Hospitality is in his core and having already worked in the Maldives at Velaa Private Island and Shangri-La Maldives, he is very knowledgeable about the unique characteristics of this beautiful archipelago. Joachim’s previous experience in the Maldives and internationally makes him a strong leader for the team and he is a great addition with an exciting and dynamic shared vision of the future of the Viceroy Maldives.”