MEET Our Team

A team of passionate and dedicated professionals behind Duniye Spa.

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Renate Hermes

Group Spa Director/Co-Owner

Originally from Germany, Renate has worked in the international health, spa and wellness industry for more than 20 years pursuing her passion to promote the concept of holistic wellness and to inspire healthy and balanced living. With a MA degree in health and wellness management and sports science (German University of Sport Sciences, Cologne), Renate is dedicated to the development of world-class spa and wellness centers. Her exposure to and deep understanding of diverse cultures has informed her inspiring leadership style. Her motto is: “Inspire to transform”


DMPK Herath

Group Financial Controller

Herath is from Sri Lanka and for more than 10 years has successfully looked after the financial well-being of our company. He is not only an expert in accounting + finance, Herath can also be overheard participating in inspiring conversations about holistic well-being. He is referred to as the master of multitasking.

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Candice Wilson

Assistant to Group Spa Director

Born and raised in South Africa Candice’s work is inspired by her African roots and diverse work experience in the upmarket spa industry (South Africa, Dubai). As a fully qualified holistic Beauty Therapist and Aesthetician, Candice believes that beauty, spa education and training is core to developing a great team of outstanding therapists. Innovation and motivation are important pillars of her work. The result of this extensive training program can be seen in The Duniye Spa experience.


Ninnia Franco

Spa Manager, Duniye Spa at Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Ninnia is from the Philippines and joined our team in 2007. In her role as Spa Manager she is actively involved in implementing and ensuring highest quality standards while looking after the well-being of our guests. She is lovingly called “Mama” as she always has an open ear for team members and colleagues. 

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Elli Lorber

Spa Manager, Duniye Spa at Kuredu Island Resort & Spa

Elli, a German national is joining our Duniye Spa team on Kuredu as a Spa Manager. She hold’s a bachelor’s degree in business economics and completed her massage therapy course in Hawaii, where she specialised in lomi lomi, swedish and sports massage, as well as shiatsu and reflexology. She will inspire you with her positive energy and her hands will work miracles on our spa guests.