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Board of Directors and Management

Board Directors Profile 





Mr. Mohamed Ashmalee  
Chairperson
Non-Executive / Independent 
Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro
Non-Executive / Independent Director
Dr. Ahmed Ebrahim Al Balooshi
  Non-Executive / Independent
Director
Mr. Raed Abdulla Mohamed Fakhri
  Non-Executive / Independent
Director




Mr. Abdulla Ahmed
Non-Executive / Independent
Director
Mr. Imran Ali
Non-executive / Independent Director
Mr. Ismail Rasheed
Executive Director,
Chief Executive Officer
& Managing Director
 

Board of Directors' Biographies

  • Mr. Mohamed Ashmalee (Chairperson)
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Appointed by

    Government of Maldives


    Tenure

    Since February 2015


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Minister of State for Finance & Treasury, and the Executive Head of the National Bureau of Statistics. Previously held positions of Deputy Minister of Transport & Communications (2013) & Deputy Minister of Finance & Treasury (2014). Also served as the Chairman of the National Tender Board.
    • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Warnborough College (UK)

    Other Board Representations

    • None

    Committee Membership

    • Chairperson, RNG Committee
  • Mr. AbdulRazzaq Al Qassim (Deputy Chairperson/Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Bahraini


    Appointed by

    Batelco Group


    Tenure

    Since June 2013


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Bahrain from 2008 onwards. Prior to joining National Bank of Bahrain, he worked in Chase Manhattan Bank and Standard Chartered Bank for seven years. Over 39 years of extensive banking experience.
    • Holds a Master's in Management Sciences & a Sloan Fellowship from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

    Other Board Representations

    • Chairman of Benefit Company, Bahrain Islamic Bank and Bahrain Association of Banks. Deputy Chairman of Batelco Group (Bahrain), Umniah (Jordan), Sure Channel Islands & Isle of Man (UK), Qualitynet (Kuwait). Director of National Bank of Bahrain / The Crown Prince International Scholarship Program / Deposit and URIA Protection at Central Bank of Bahrain

    Committee Membership

    None

  • Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro (Non-Executive Director )
    Nationality

    Bahraini


    Appointed by

    Batelco Group


    Tenure

    Since March 2014


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Chairman of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company and Yusif bin Yusif Fakhro Group of Companies in Bahrain. Served on the Boards of various companies in Bahrain including Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (BSC), BMMI, National Motors, Bahrain Flour Mills and Seef Properties (BSC). Immense experience of over 50 years in business, insurance and investments sector.
    • Studied Commerce from the University of Cairo.

    Other Board Representations

    • Chairman of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company/Yusif bin Yusif Fakhro BSC/Amlak/Bahrain Marina. Deputy Chairman of Social Insurance Organization (SIO) & Osool Asset Management. Board member of Batelco Group, & Sure Channel Islands and Isle of Man (UK).

    Committee Membership

    • Member, Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee
  • Dr. Ahmed Ebrahim Al Balooshi (Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Bahraini


    Appointed by

    Batelco Group


    Tenure

    Since 31 December 2015


    Experience and Qualifications

    • CEO of Smarteam Consultancy, Bahrain. Assistant Professor at the College of Business Administration, UOB since 2014. Served as Undersecretary, Regulatory and Performance Audit, National Audit Office (Bahrain) from 2005 to 2013, Senior Manager with Ernst and Young, Director of Audit at the Ministry of Finance, and Head of Computer Audit, Ministry of Finance.
    • Holds a Ph.D in Accounting from the University of Surry, UK and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - USA.

    Other Board Representations

    • Chairman UOB Alumni, Bahrain. Board member of Batelco Group; Member AICPA -USA & GCC Accounting and Auditing Organization

    Committee Membership

    • Chairperson, Audit Committee
  • Mr. Raed Abdulla Mohamed Fakhri (Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Bahraini


    Appointed by

    Batelco Group


    Tenure

    May 2016


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Vice President, Investments at Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company B.S.C since March 2013 with over 20 years of experience in business development and investment banking. Co-founded BDI Partners in 2010 and headed the firm as a Managing Director prior to his current role. Headed the investment department of Capivest Investment Bank for 3 years, mainly engaged in identifying and originating potential investments. Prior to that, Mr. Fakhri was with Batelco for 9 years lastly serving as a Senior Manager in New Business Development Unit, responsible for start-ups, mergers and acquisitions. Also served 3 years with Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) as a Control Systems Engineer and Project Engineer.
    • Holds an Executive MBA from the University of Bahrain, and Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

    Other Board Representations

    • Board member of Batelco Group (Bahrain), Investrade (Bahrain) and BDI Partners (Bahrain).

    Committee Membership

    None

  • Mr. Abdulla Ahmed (Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Appointed by

    Government of Maldives


    Tenure

    Since January 2014


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (Mifco) since December 2014. Served as Director Finance & Procurement in Koodoo Fisheries Maldives Ltd, held various managerial positions in Mifco, lastly serving as the Chief Financial Officer.
    • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK. ACCA fellow since 2011.

    Other Board Representations

    • Director, Mifco, and Marine Maldives Products Pvt Ltd. (a JVC of Mifco)

    Committee Membership

    • Member, Audit Committee
  • Mr. Imran Ali (Non-Executive Director )
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Appointed by

    Public Shareholders - Non-Executive & Independent


    Tenure

    Since May 2014


    Experience and Qualifications

    • Chief Executive Officer of Dhonkeyo Group with over 12 years of industry experience in tourism and real estate development. Served the Board of Reethi Rah Resort, and former shareholder and Director of Mahogany Pvt Ltd.
    • Holds an MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University College London, UK

    Other Board Representations

    • Chairman of Dhonkeyo Group of Companies. Director of Blue Dot Pvt Ltd

    Committee Membership

    • Member, Audit Committee, Member Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee
  • Mr. Ismail Rasheed (Executive Director)
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Appointed by

    Batelco Group


    Tenure

    Since September 2015


    Experience and Qualifications

    • CEO & MD of Dhiraagu since September 2015. Previously served as Chief Executive of Dhiraagu for 8 years, and held key positions including Director of Networks (2000-2007), Manager Networks Planning and Projects (1999-2000). Over 30 years of extensive telecoms experience.
    • Holds an MBA from University of Reading (UK), BEng (Hons) in Telecommunications Systems Management & Design - Anglia Polytechnic University (UK), member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK).

    Other Board Representations

    None


    Committee Membership

    None


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Executive Management


  • Ismail Rasheed - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
    • Appointed CEO & MD in 2015.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1988.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Chief Executive, Director Networks and Manager Networks Planning and Projects.
    • Experienced Chartered Engineer and manager with over 30 years of telecoms experience.
    • MBA, University of Reading (UK); BEng (Hons) Telecommunications Systems Management & Design, Anglia Polytechnic University (UK) & Member of Institute of Engineering & Technology (UK).


  • Robin Wall - Chief Financial Officer
    • Appointed CFO in 2015.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 2011.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including, Acting CFO, Financial Controller & Assistant Financial Controller. Also served as Financial Controller of Monaco & Islands region, CWC Group.
    • Chartered Management Accountant with 11 years of financial & operational expertise in the telecoms industry.
    • BSc Management Studies, University of Brunel (UK) & Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).

  • Isabelle Hajri - Chief Marketing Officer
    • Appointed Chief Marketing Officer in 2016.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 2016.
    • Held positions in commercial functions as well as strategy, project management, corporate & financial planning.
    • Broad international exposure, having worked for diverse telecoms groups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, North and Central America. Track record includes launching new operations, turning around underperforming companies and introducing innovative customer propositions.
    • Marketing expert with over 20 years Telecoms industry experience.
    • MSc International Management, Montreal University (Canada).

  • Athifa Ali - Director, International, Corporate Services
    • Appointed Director, International, Legal and Regulatory in 2003
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1988.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Financial Controller.
    • Also the Chairperson of the Board of Maldives Pension Administration Office.
    • Chartered Management Accountant with over 26 years of telecoms and finance experience.
    • MBA, University of Bradford (UK) & Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).

  • Ali Riyaz - Director, Customer Services & Sales
    • Appointed as Director, Customer Services and Sales in 2004.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1999.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Head of Administration and Human Resources (Dhiraagu). Also served as Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Universal Enterprises Pvt Ltd and Manager Human Resources at Maldives Inflight Catering.
    • Widespread knowledge with over 20 years of industry experience in cross-functional areas of business and management.
    • Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management from SHATEC College (Singapore).

  • Ahmed Maumoon - Director, Marketing
    • Appointed Director, Marketing in 2009.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1990.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Manager Marketing Division, Manager Mobile Networks and Manager of Transmission and Earth Station.
    • Qualified Engineer with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.
    • BSC Engineering Telecommunications Systems, Coventry University (UK).

  • Musthag Ahmed Didi - Director, Customer Solutions
    • Appointed Director, Customer Solutions in 2009.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1994.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Manager Data & IP solutions and Manager Information Systems.
    • IT specialist with more than 21 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
    • BSc Microelectronics & Computing, University College of Wales (UK).

  • Mohamed Musad - Director, Networks
    • Appointed Director, Networks in 2013.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 1995.
    • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Manager Mobile Networks and Manager Core Networks.
    • Chartered engineer with over 20 years of technical expertise in the telecoms sector.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Mobile Telecommunications Technology, University of Hull (UK).

  • Ahmed Mohamed Didi - Director, Human Resources
    • Appointed Director, Human Resources in 2010.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 2009.
    • Held key positions including Manager, Billing & Credit Control, Dhiraagu and Head of Human Resources, Presidents Palace.
    • HR & finance specialist with over 16 years of industry and public sector experience.
    • MBA, Maquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia); Bachelor of Business & Commerce (specializing in Accounting and Finance), Monash University (Australia). Associate member of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (UK).

  • Mohamed Hazmath Abdulla - Director, Property, Procurement & Administration
    • Appointed as Director, Property, Procurement and Administration in 2004.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 2004.
    • Held key positions in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury from 1995-2004 including Assistant Director of the Department of Inland Revenue.
    • Over 20 years operational & managerial experience in both public and private sector.
    • Masters in Economics (Public Policy & Taxation) from Yokohama National University (Japan) and a Bachelor in Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University.

  • Pavan Kumar Malladi - Director, Information Systems
    • Appointed Director, Information Systems in 2015.
    • Joined Dhiraagu in 2015.
    • Held key positions in Ericsson India, IBM India, MACH (currently Syniverse) India, and Apalya Mobile TV India.
    • Digital services & telecommunications industry specialist with 17 years of experience in telecoms delivering projects across multiple geographies.
    • Executive General Management Programme, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bachelor of Engineering, Osmania University (India).




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