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Board of Directors And Management

The Board of Directors is collectively responsible for the success of the Company through responsible and effective leadership.

Current Board Composition

The profile of the current Board of Directors of the Company is as follows:





Mr. Riluwan Shareef  
Chairman
Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro
Non-executive Director
Mr. AbdulRazaq AlQassim
Non-executive Director
Mr. Ihab Al Hinnawi
Non-executive Director





Mr. Abdulla Ahmed
Non-executive Director
Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed 
Non-executive/Independent Director
Mr. Ismail Waheed
Executive Director,
Chief Executive Officer
& Managing Director
  

Board of Directors' Biographies

  • Mr. Riluwan Shareef (Chairman)
    Mr Riluwan Shareef was appointed as the Chairman and non-executive director of Dhiraagu PLC on the 12th of January 2014. Currently holding the position of Managing Director of Villa Air Pvt Ltd, Mr Shareef has served the public sector for over twenty years, lastly serving as State Minister of Ministry of Finance and Treasury. During his tenure at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, he was also the Alternate Governor of the Maldives to the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. 

    Mr Shareef’s contribution to the telecom sector spans over 17 years in Maldives and abroad. During his term at the Department of Post and Telecommunication in the Maldives, Mr. Shareef held senior positions including Director General. Mr. Shareef also was a key contributor to the negotiations that led to the successful formation of JVC Dhiraagu in 1988 and also had served on the Board of Dhiraagu for many years representing the Government of Maldives.  In addition, Mr. Shareef worked as Deputy Executive Director of Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) in Thailand.

    Mr Shareef holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business from The RMIT University of Melbourne Australia, and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. 

  • Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro (Non-executive Director)
    Mr. AbdulRahman Fakhro was appointed to the Dhiraagu Board in March 2013, by Batelco. With over 47 years of experience in business, investment and insurance sector, Mr. Fakhro has served on the board of various companies including Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (BSC), BMMI, National Motors, Bahrain Flour Mills and Seef Properties (BSC). Mr. Fakhro is the Chairman of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BSC) and Yusuf bin Yusuf Fakhro Group of Companies, as well as a Board member of Bahrain Telecommunications Co since April 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the SIO, Innovest (BSC) and American Mission Hospital. Mr. Fakhro studied commerce at the University of Cairo.
  • Mr. AbdulRazzaq Al Qassim (Non-executive Director)
    Mr. Al Qassim is the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Bahrain. He is the Chairman of Benefit Company; Chairman of Corporate Governance Committee, Ministry of Industry and Commerce; Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee of Oasis Capital Bank B.S.C; Board Member and Investment Committee Member of Esterad Investment Company; Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Bahrain Telecommunication Company; Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Bahrain Stock Exchange; Board Member and Chairman of Executive Committee of Housing Bank; Member of the Board and Investment Committee of Bahrain Duty Free Company; Member of the Board of the Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme; Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee of the Arab Academy for Education and Research and Chairman of Board of Trustee of Ahlia University.

    Mr. Al Qassim has a Master's degree in Management Sciences and a Sloan Fellowship from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).
  • Mr. Ihab Al Hinnawi (Non-executive Director)
    Ihab Hinnawi has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Umniah, Jordan since 2009, drawing upon over 20 years of extensive managerial experience to lead the company's industry-pioneering operations.

    Prior to assuming his new position at Umniah, Hinnawi joined Batelco Bahrain in 2009 as General Manager of the Enterprise Division, directing the sales, service and marketing operations of Batelco's solutions portfolio. In 2007, Hinnawi held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Batelco Jordan, where he successfully set the strategic direction of the company, achieving considerable transformational turnarounds and augmenting Batelco's commercial success by garnering greater gross profits and customer satisfaction. Before joining Batelco, Hinnawi helped establish Umniah in 2004 within his capacity as a key member of its initial management team, and continued to work at Umniah until 2007 as its Operations Director.

    Hinnawi held several senior positions over the years, the most notable was his role as General Manager at Nuqul Group. His repertoire of key expertise includes growing revenue, leading change management, developing new businesses, managing high stake negotiations, strategic planning, key partnership development, corporate and marketing strategy development, risk management, and organizational restructuring.

    Ihab Hinnawi who holds a BA in Business Administration, is a Board member of Batelco- Jordan and the Vice Chairman of Injaz , Board member of Int@j and Board Member of Endeavor.
  • Mr. Abdulla Ahmed (Non-executive Director)
    Mr Abdulla Ahmed, appointed as a Government Director to Dhiraagu Board on the 12th of January 2014, is the Chief Financial Officer of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Pvt Ltd where he has worked over the last 10 years in various managerial positions. In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Mr Ahmed oversees the formulation and implementation of long term plans and strategies and the development of business plans and overall financial management of the business. Mr Ahmed also provides audit and assurance services and business consultancy services, and is a non executive director of Searok Voyage Private Limited.  

    Mr Ahmed is an ACCA fellow since 2011, and holds a Bachelor in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, UK. 

  • Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed (Non-executive/Independent Director)
    Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed was elected as the Independent Director to the Dhiraagu Board of Directors at the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on 30th August 2012. With 26 years of work experience, Mr. Shareef Mohamed has served in various key positions of STO; currently serving as the General Manager. He has held various directorship roles in numerous companies which in recent years include serving as Chairperson of Allied Insurance Company and as Executive Director of STO. Mr. Shareef Mohamed holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping Management from the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (formerly Humberside Polytechnic).

  • Mr. Ismail Waheed (Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director)
    Mr. Waheed served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhiraagu from 2002 through to 2007, till he was appointed as an Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to this, since the formation of the Company in 1988, he also worked in several key operational and commercial positions including Head of Network and Head of Marketing and Customer Services of Dhiraagu. In 2009, Mr. Waheed was appointed as the CEO and Managing Director. Mr. Waheed holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication Systems Management & Design from Anglia Polytechnic University, United Kingdom and has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.


Management Team

Ismail Waheed
Chief Executive Officer &
Managing Director
Ismail Rasheed
Chief Executive
Avnish Jindal
Chief Financial Officer
Ali Riyaz
Director,
Customer Service & Sales








Ahmed Maumoon
Director, 
Marketing
Athifa Ali
Director, 
International, Legal & Regulatory

Mohamed Musad
Director, 
Networks
Ahmed Mohamed Didi
Director, 
Human Resources







 
Musthag Ahmed Didi
Director, 
Customer Solutions
Mohamed Hazmath Abdulla
Director,
Property, Procurement & Administration

Sharad Bradoo
Director, 
Information Systems

 

Profile of the Management Team

  • Ismail Waheed (Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director)
    Mr. Waheed served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhiraagu from 2002 through to 2007, till he was appointed as an Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to this, since the formation of the Company in 1988, he also worked in several key operational and commercial positions including Head of Network and Head of Marketing and Customer Services of Dhiraagu. In 2009, Mr. Waheed was appointed as the CEO and Managing Director. Mr. Waheed holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunication Systems Management & Design from Anglia Polytechnic University, United Kingdom and has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
  • Ismail Rasheed (Chief Executive)
    Mr. Rasheed is the Chief Executive of the Company and has been employed by the Company since 1988. Prior to serving in this role, Mr. Rasheed was the head of Networks from 2000 to 2007 and Manager Network Planning & Projects from 1999 to 2000. Mr Rasheed holds a Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications Systems Management and Design from Anglia Polytechnic University (UK), and a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from University of Reading- Henley Business School (UK). He is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK).
  • Avnish Jindal (Chief Financial Officer)
    Mr. Jindal is the Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary and has been employed by Dhiraagu since August 2011. Mr. Jindal has more than 24 years of experience in various industries, where he held key positions such as- Chief Financial Officer at Telikom PNG Ltd, Papua New Guinea from 2010 to 2011, Chief Financial Officer at Etisalat India, Mumbai from 2008 to 2009 and Senior Vice President – Finance at BhartiAirtel, Gurgaon, India. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from University of Rajasthan, India.
  • Ali Riyaz (Director, Customer Service and Sales)
    Mr. Riyaz has been employed by the Company since 1999. He has served in this current role since 2004. Prior to that, MrRiyaz was the Head of Administration and Human Resources from 1999 to 2004. MrRiyaz holds an Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management from SHATEC College, Singapore and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration through a distance-learning programme.
  • Ahmed Maumoon (Director, Marketing)
    Mr. Maumoon has been employed in the Company since 1990. He has served in his current role since 2009. Mr. Maumoon has also worked in the Company's Networks Division, where key roles included Manager of Transmission and Earth Station Department from 1999 to 2002 and Manager of the Mobile Networks Department from 2003 to 2006, and as a Manager in the Marketing Division from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Maumoon holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering - Telecommunication Systems from Coventry University, United Kingdom.
  • Athifa Ali (Director, International, Legal & Regulatory)
    Ms. Ali has been employed by the Company since 1988. Prior to joining the Company's regulatory division in 2003, Ms. Ali served in various roles in the finance division from 1996 to 2003. She also serves as Chairperson of the Board of the Maldives Pension Administration Office. Ms. Ali holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. Ms. Ali is a Chartered Management Accountant and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom.
  • Mohamed Musad (Director, Networks)

  • Ahmed Mohamed Didi (Director, Human Resources)
    Mr. Mohamed Didi has been employed in the Company since 2009. Prior to joining Dhiraagu, Mr. Didi worked for the Government of Maldives for over 10 years in various roles within Finance and HR functions. In his career with the Government, Mr. Didi also headed the Human Resource function of the Presidential Palace. He joined the Company as the Manager of Billing and Credit Control and became the Head of Human Resources in May 2010. Mr. Didi holds a Master of Business Administration from Maquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Specializing in Accounting and Finance) from Monash University, Australia. Mr. Didi is also a Senior Member of the Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) Maldives.
  • Musthag Ahmed Didi (Director, Customer Solutions)
    Mr. Didi has been employed by the Company since 1994. Prior to serving as a Director of Customer Solutions, Mr Didi was the Manager Data and IP Solutions from 2004 to 2009 and the Manager Information Systems from 1996 to 2009. Mr. Didi holds a Bachelor's degree in Microelectronics & Computing from University College of Wales, United Kingdom.
  • Mohamed Hazmath Abdulla (Director, Property, Procurement & Administration)
    Mr. Abdulla has been employed by the Company since 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Abdulla served in senior positions at the Ministry of Finance and Treasury from 1995 to 2004. Mr Abdulla holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University and a Master's degree in Economics, specialising in Public Policy and Taxation, from Yokohama National University, Japan.
  • Sharad Bradoo (Director, Information Systems)

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