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Meet Our Team

Get to know our Soneva Villa Ownership Sales Hosts based in the Maldives.

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Managing Director - Soneva Villa Ownership

Artur Simes

With extensive experience in the hospitality and real estate sectors, Artur brings a wealth of experience to the Soneva Villa Ownership team. After completing an MBA he secured the position of Hotel Manager for the Accor Hotel Group, before going on to be the Director of Sales and Marketing for Vila Sol Spa and Golf Resort.

Artur then went on to create Atlantic Estates, a network of estate agency offices which later became affiliated to Sotheby's International Realty. Before joining Soneva, Artur served as the COO for Sales and Marketing at Royal Park Mauritius and as Director of Sales and Marketing at Porto Montenegro. Artur joined the Soneva Villa Ownership team at the end of March, 2019.

Sales Executive - Soneva Villa Ownership

Irina Baryshnikova

Irina was born in Russia and graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics with a degree in Tourism and Hospitality. She has worked in different departments of several luxury hotel chains in the USA, Greece, Russia and the UAE. Prior to joining Soneva Irina worked the Jumeirah Group sales team in Dubai. In her free time she enjoys travelling, swimming, reading, playing volleyball, and yoga.

Executive Assistant – Soneva Villa Ownership

Kasia Miklas

With over eight years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, Kasia assists all Villa Owners as their main point of contact. After graduating from the Academy of Physical Education in Warsaw with a degree in Tourism and Recreation, she worked in a boutique hotel in Warsaw leading the Events Department. In 2017, she moved to London and worked in one of London’s top boutique hotels that has a heritage of over 100 years. Kasia moved to the Maldives in late 2018 and joined Soneva Villa Ownership as an Executive Assistant.