Bestbuy Maldives (BBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of A.V.S. Subrahmanyam as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).
With over 25 years of experience in international business development, marketing and sales, A.V.S. has rich insights into consumers, organisations and business environments. He is widely travelled, having previously completed expat managerial assignments in Russia, Malaysia, UAE, Sri Lanka and Fiji, and is accustomed to leading business teams in multi-cultural environments serving in key managerial positions in organizations such as HJ Heinz and Britannia. A.V.S holds an MBA from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, preceded by an MA (Sociology) – both degrees from premier institutions.
“I am a Sociologist at heart – I am curious by nature and appreciate the distinctiveness of cultures and societies. The Maldives, with its distinct peoples and being a melting pot of cultures with tourist influx from all over the world – would be fascinating.”
“Tourism industry is the backbone of Maldivian economy; and BBM is the undisputed No. 1 player in this space – thru supplies to resorts. BBM is the ‘Authorised Distributor’ for many companies (including Unilever) encompassing globally reputed brands. We intend to leverage this unique and strategic position to offer a more wholesome supply portfolio to our customers.”
“We aim to be a one-stop-supplier of high-quality products to resorts. You would see an even more proactive BBM (supported by our world-class Principals) when it comes to customer service – including training and inclusion to key technical professionals of resorts. ‘Mutual growth’ would be our mantra with resort customers.”