John brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, especially in Food and Beverage Management. John has worked within different International and private companies all over the world, including the Royal Mougin Golf Club, Constance group in Seychelles, Saint James Club in London, Royal Golf Club Bahrain, Six Senses and recently Belmond with 5 years as General Manager. John speaks fluently English, French, and Italian. He loves spending his time together with his lovely daughters Lalita and Peng and wife Ratchana. Confirmed archery teacher.
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Gary Fell completed his postgraduate studies in 1994 in London at the University College Bartlett School of Architecture. After being shortlisted from 2,500 entries for the Cardiff Opera House competition, he was asked to work on Four Seasons Sayan (Bali), in 1996. This job moved him in to the Southeast Asia region. Upon completion of this project he established his own architectural company, Gfab Architects in 1999. Gary has now become one of Asia’s most sought after designers, heading a company of over 30 architects, working on a range of projects from hotels and resorts to bespoke residences, from international schools to residential towers and condominiums. Gfab has won several awards regionally such as CNBC ‘Best Development in Asia’ and another development won ‘Best Villa in Bali’ by The Yak magazine, and his work on Samujana won him a ‘Best Architectural Asia Property Award’. His unique style and passion for open spaces is most evident in his work at Samujana.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Originally from the UK, Karen started working for hotels in Thailand in 2015. She gets her kicks from developing new and existing relationships with our partners and continues to spread the Samujana word globally. Being driven by results and the ability to be creative is key for a Director of Sales & Marketing. In her spare time Karen likes to travel, relax at the beach and spend time with friends and family.
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Khun Rapeepohn Jamprapai (Nui)
Director of Finance
Fresh on the Samujana Team, Nui is a Samui native. Breaking the urban legend that accounting is boring, she is the new generation of Financial Controllers that are fun to be around. Acute, precise and friendly, Nui can answer instantly at any questions thrown at her in a blink of an eye with a hint of humour or spiciness if needed. Her background and forte in both the hotel business and estate property made her the best candidate for the job. Nui loves travelling around Thailand, playing badminton, meeting people, eating food but most importantly she loves being with her family.
Khun Nui's contact is .
Khun Chamlong Kaewphibun (Naay)
Naay spent half of his life in the hospitality industry. His experience started in 1999 in the Room Division Department as an associate of Sheraton, Banyan Tree, Le Meridien in Phuket and many more. Naay is always happy to serve his guests with an open heart. With his background and experiences in the Room Division Department, he is selected and accepted the opportunity to join Samujana as the new face of Samujana management team to ensure that we will provide the best service for our guests. Apart from his professionality, Naay loves to travel solo to different destinations, to learn different cultures, to try various delicacies and especially trying the best coffee in any part of the world. On his day off from work, Naay will be delighted to have a long drive, a good chat and most importantly a good cup of coffee.
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Miss Diah Intan Maulidya
Property Sales Manager
Diah is originally from Indonesia but spent half her life in Thailand. With more than 13 years of experience living in the Kingdom, she had the opportunity to master the culture and language which is a plus given the fact that all her co-workers and friends are Thais. Before joining Samujana the first time as Wedding & Event Manager 4 years ago, she acquired her experience in organizing medical conferences in Bangkok for a few years and found her way to Samui as Marketing & Event at Impiana Resort. With her knowledge on Samujana, her kindness, professionalism and customer service mind-set, Diah was given the opportunity to come back as Property Sales Manager in the beginning of 2017. Diah is culinary thrill seeker and loves sampling local food with a preference for clean food, she enjoys watching movies, meeting people and has busy social life.
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