Francesco Chiarlo

Francesco Chiarlo

Business Developer

Francesco Chiarlo was born in Genoa from a family of sailors and immediately fell in love with the sea and travel. He thus decides to dedicate his work to tourism and accumulates experiences between the Caribbean Sea, Africa and the Indian Ocean for twenty years.

Francesco Chiarlo begins his journey in the world of tourism thanks to diving and, step by step, he enters the world of Hotellerie. Maldives, Zanzibar, Seychelles become his home and from these experiences he begins to learn that the wonderful tourism of the tropics needs to be managed in a sustainable way in order to preserve the beauty and nature that characterizes it.

Hecom - Hotel ECO Management - Francesco Chiarlo - Kudarah

The encouter with Jacopo Doria e Valeria Fava, takes place in the Maldives in 2004, the year in which Francesco Chiarlo takes care of the management of the island of Kudarah on behalf of the Tour Operator Club Vacanze.

In the mid-2000s, Francesco Chiarlo moved to the Seychelles where he founded a new Charter company to offer innovative tourist services in full respect of the environment. First in the Seychelles and later in the Maldives he uses IGFA rules for fishing excursion services and start a tagging program for the protection of Marlin.
In 2012 he became General Manager of Denis Private Island declared, the following year, the best Eco Resort in the world thanks to the excellent work done by the team.

After Denis’ experience, executive appointments follow for the opening of the islands of Jumeirah Vittaveli and Amilla Fushi, the only 6-star resorts in the Maldives. The level of management is very high and, from the comparison with the other managers, Francesco Chiarlo, lives a unique experience in the management of advanced procedures that allow the maximum expression of tourism in the world.

In 2017 he decides to participate in an MBA in Executive Hotel Management & Marketing in order to learn the most modern tourism management techniques and thus be able to understand the needs of today’s tourism and plan for tomorrow. Francesco Chiarlo, from this last experience of specialization decides to undertake a study on the sustainability of tourism linked to water on a global scale and to develop a new business model that can generate revenue and at the same time subsidize green projects linked to tourism development.


  • Professional in Hotel Management
  • MBA Executive Hotel management
  • In-depth knowledge of hotel / resort sales and retail operations
  • International experience
  • Identification and development of new sales channels (online/offline).

Personal Skills

Hotel Management
Luxury Yacht Management Expertise
Team Building
Business and financial analysis skills

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