About Us

Meet Our Team

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

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Area Director - Soneva Villa Ownership

Roz Colthart

Roz joined Soneva in September 2017 and brings a unique combination of hospitality management, marketing and lifestyle sales experience to the Director of Villa Ownership role. Prior to Soneva Roz sold $280M of ‘floating real estate’ onboard the residential ship ‘The World’ and was previously part of the management team on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands and Malmaison Boutique Hotels. Born in Scotland, Roz graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a Masters in Business Administration.

Sales Manager- 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

Ajla Zahir

Ajla Zahir joined the Soneva Villa Ownership team in the role of Executive Assistant in September 2019. Aju is not new to Soneva, having been a Ms. Friday at Soneva Fushi for the last five years. She has shown resilience, persistence and a calm disposition in her role as a Ms. Friday, as well as an exemplary commitment to her role. Aju has been looking for new challenges to tackle and a chance to grow within the Soneva family. We are confident that she will continue to create rare and engaging experiences for our guests and owners in her new role.