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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. Mohamed Ashmalee  
Chairperson and Non-Executive Director
Mr. AbdulRazaq AlQassim
Deputy Chairperson
Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro
Non-executive Director
Mr. Ihab Al Hinnawi
Non-executive Director





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

Board of Directors' Biographies

  • Mr. Mohamed Ashmalee (Chairperson and Non-Executive Director)
    Mr Ashmalee has over 10 years of experience having served in various operational and managerial capacities in the public and private sector.  Mr. Ashmalee joined public service in 1994 at Maldives Monetary Authority, after which he switched to the private sector in 1995 and again rejoined the public sector in 2013 as a Deputy Minister of Transport & Communications. He was tasked to oversee the National Centre for Information Technology. With a re-structuring of the Government he was later appointed as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury in 2014. He also served as the former Chairman of the National Tender Board. 

    Mr Ashmalee holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Warnborough College (UK) and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.

    Other appointments:
    Mr. Ashmalee is currently serving as the State Minister for Finance and Treasury, and is the Executive Head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

    His portfolio as the head of NBS include overseeing policy and daily operations of  Department of National Registration (DNR), National Archives of the Maldives (NAM), National Centre for information & Technology (NCIT) and National Statistics Division (NDS) which comes under the umbrella of  NBS.


  • Mr. AbdulRazzaq Al Qassim (Deputy Chairperson/Non-executive Director)
    Appointed to Dhiraagu Board in June 2013 by Batelco.  

    Al Qassim is a highly qualified and experienced banker with over forty years of experience in the sector, serving the National Bank of Bahrain for over 36 years and 9 years in Chase Manhattan Bank and Standard Chartered Bank. He holds a Master's degree in Management Sciences and a Sloan Fellowship from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).

    Mr. Al Qassim is Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Bahrain (NBB). Mr. Al Qassim also serves as the Chairman of Benefit Company; Chairman of Bahrain Islamic Bank and Chairman of Bahrain Association of Banks. Additionally he serves on the Board of Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco); Umniah, Jordan; SURE Guernsey Limited; Sure Jersey Limited and Sure Isle of Man Limited.

  • Mr. AbdulRahman Yusuf Bin Yusuf Fakhro (Non-Executive Director )
    Appointed to the Dhiraagu Board in March 2014, by Batelco. 

    With over 48 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 studied commerce at the University of Cairo.
    Mr. Fakhro is the Chairman of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BSC) and Yusif bin Yusif Fakhro Group of Companies, as well as a Board member of Bahrain Telecommunications Company since April 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the SIO, Innovest (BSC) and American Mission Hospital.

  • Mr. Ihab Al Hinnawi (Non-executive Director)
    Appointed to Dhiraagu Board in June 2013 by Batelco.

    Mr. Hinnawi has over 20 years of extensive managerial experience and have joined Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) in 2009 as General Manager of the Enterprise Division, after holding the position of Chief Executive Officer at Batelco Jordan in 2007. Before joining Batelco, Mr.  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. Mr Hinnawi who holds a BA in Business Administration.

     Mr. Hinnawi is the Chief Executive of Umniah, Jordan since 2009. He also serves as a Board member of Batelco- Jordan and the Vice Chairman of Injaz, Board member of Injaz and Board Member of Endeavor.

  • Mr. Abdulla Ahmed (Non-executive Director)
    MAppointed as a Government Director to Dhiraagu Board in January 2014

    Mr. Ahmed has over 10 years professional experience, lastly serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Pvt Ltd, where he has worked in various managerial positions since 2003. Mr. Ahmed also provides audit and assurance services and business consultancy services.  Mr. Ahmed is an ACCA fellow since 2011, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, UK.

    Mr. Ahmed has recently started serving as the Director Finance and Procurement of Kooddoo Fisheries Maldives Ltd, where he leads the Company's finance, procurement and business development functions.
     

  • Mr. Imran Ali (Non-Executive Director )
    Mr. Ali was elected as the Independent Director to the Dhiraagu Board of Directors by the public shareholders at the Company’s Annual General Meeting held on the 8th of May 2014.  

     With over 10 years of work experience in the private sector, Mr Ali has experience in areas of tourism and real estate development. He has served the Board of Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives, and was a shareholder and director of Mahogany Pvt Ltd, which operates Reethi Beach Resort, and also a shareholder and Director of Blue Dot Pvt Ltd, a spa management company operating spas in four resorts in Maldives and Sri Lanka. Mr Ali holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University College London, UK and an MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His areas of expertise include discovering new business ventures, developing marketing strategies, human resource management and strategic planning.

    Mr. Ali is the majority shareholder, Chairman & CEO of Dhonkeyo Group of companies, a group engaged in developing tourist resort islands and commercial buildings in the Maldives.

  • Mr. Ismail Waheed (Executive Director)
    Appointed as the Executive Director to the Dhiraagu Board in June 2007.

    Mr. Waheed has extensive expertise in the telecom sector, having served Dhiraagu and Cable & Wireless over the past 25 years. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dhiraagu from 2002 through to 2007. In 2007 he was appointed as an Executive Director and a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Waheed has been working with the Company since the formation of the Company in 1988, in several key operational and commercial positions including Head of Networks 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
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).
  • 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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