The Founders

Afsana Amarsy, born in Madagascar, is leading the project. She is also the Chair of the Harvard Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program, an initiative which offers curated HarvardX Online courses to thousands of students every year and brings them to the one-week Harvard Program conducted in Dubai by Harvard Business School professors.


Jean-Louis Salles, is a seasoned hotelier with 20 years of experience in the Nosy Be market, with a passion to serve the community at large. He is the managing director of les Symphonies de Nosy Be and Les Gammes Montantes, a non-profit association created for the purpose of supporting our project. His local experience and passion for Nosy be have been instrumental in getting our project started.


Goulam Amarsy was born in Madagascar and has 35 years of experience in hotel development. Goulam is the CEO of Barcelo Hotel Group Gulf in Dubai and covers several countries including sub-Saharan Africa. Goulam has worked with his team on over 120 hotel projects on three continents. Goulam is also the President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of the GCC and is very involved in the education sector..