Armando Kraenzlin

Regional VP of Four Seasons Resorts Maldives & GM of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

“A large part of my role is ensuring that our natural surroundings and communities benefit as much from our presence as we do from theirs. An international company like ours really has the ability to make meaningful contributions in a developing island nation like the Maldives: socially, culturally, environmentally and economically.”

- Charismatic leader and stalwart of conscious management and environmental planning within Four Seasons for 20 years.

- An intelligent listener with bold foresight, he is the pioneer of many of the Maldives’ most notable sustainable initiatives which have inspired other resorts to follow suit. 

- Introduced the country’s first - and most extensive - Marine Discovery Centre for conservation and research working with marine biologists and scientists from the Manta Trust on ground-breaking ocean initiatives 

- Oversaw the country’s first Turtle Rehab Centre in 2012. Close to 300 admissions to date.

- Spearheads everything from on-site water bottling plants to Parley-linked community recycling programmes, solar energy installations and local health projects.

- Adopts a collaborative approach including community outreach projects, nationwide sports events, local lacquerware producers etc.

- Acknowledged within Four Seasons for his leadership in nudging the company towards a more sustainable operation.

- Established the Maldives’ first TVET-recognised Apprenticeship Program (with 600 graduates since 2002).

- PADI diving instructor, yogi and now a vegetarian.