Sonu  Shivdasani
Sonu Shivdasani

Sonu Shivdasani

Owner, Soneva Resorts

A descendant of Indian Parents, Sonu was born and studied largely in England, with some periods of his education in Nigeria and Switzerland. He is an alumnus of Eton College and a graduate of Oxford University, where he earned an MA in English Literature. During his time at Oxford, Sonu met his Swedish-born wife, Eva.
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A descendant of Indian Parents, Sonu was born and studied largely in England, with some periods of his education in Nigeria and Switzerland. He is an alumnus of Eton College and a graduate of Oxford University, where he earned an MA in English Literature. During his time at Oxford, Sonu met his Swedish-born wife, Eva. They fell in love with the Maldives and leased an island there in 1990. After considerable effort and some good luck – aided of course by his university degree, their first resort, Soneva Fushi opened in 1995. As the pioneer luxury and environmentally friendly resort in the country, Soneva Fushi redefined tourism in the Maldives and soon became known as the premier beach destination.
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About Soneva Group

The Soneva Group is a world leading sustainable luxury resort operator which owns and manages Soneva Fushi in the Maldives and Soneva Kiri in Thailand. Soneva in Aqua, a new yacht experience, will be launched in the Maldives in 2014. With prices ranging from $3-$15m, Soneva Private Residences was launched in 2007 to promote a limited number of private residences for sale at both resorts. The company is committed to leading the hospitality industry in environmentally responsible tourism. Annual environmental performance improvements are in place with the ultimate goal of decarbonising completely.
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