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Board of Directors and Management

Board Directors Profile 





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)
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Tenure

    Since February 2015


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Over 10 years of experience having served in various operational and managerial capacities in the public and private sector.
    • Key positions within the public sector includes Deputy Minister of Transport & Communications in 2013 and as the Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury in 2014.
    • Also served as the former Chairman of the National Tender Board.
    • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Warnborough College (UK) and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration.

    Other Appointments

    • Minister of State for Finance and Treasury, and the Executive Head of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

    Board Committees

    • Chairperson, Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee
  • Mr. AbdulRazzaq Al Qassim (Deputy Chairperson/Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Bahraini


    Tenure

    Since June 2013


    Qualifications and Experience

    • A highly qualified & an experienced banker with over 40 of expertise.
    • Serving the National Bank of Bahrain for over 37 years.
    • Over 9 years in Chase Manhattan Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.
    • Holds a Master's degree in Management Sciences and a Sloan Fellowship from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).

    Other Appointments

    • Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Bahrain (NBB).
    • Chairman of Benefit Company; Chairman of Bahrain Islamic Bank and Chairman of Bahrain Association of Banks.
    • Board member of Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco); Umniah, Jordan; SURE Guernsey Limited; Sure Jersey Limited and Sure Isle of Man Limited.

    Board Committees

    None

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

    Bahraini


    Tenure

    Since March 2014


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Immense experience of over 49 years in business, investment and insurance sector
    • Served on the board of various companies in Bahrain including Bahrain Kuwait Insurance Company (BSC), BMMI, National Motors, Bahrain Flour Mills and Seef Properties (BSC).
    • Studied Commerce at the University of Cairo.

    Other Appointments

    • Chairman of Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BSC) and Yusif bin Yusif Fakhro Group of Companies
    • Board member of Bahrain Telecommunications Company and the SIO, Innovest (BSC) and American Mission Hospital of Bahrain.

    Board Committees

    • Member, Remuneration, Nomination and Governance Committee
  • Mr. Ihab Al Hinnawi (Non-executive Director)
    Nationality

    Jordanian


    Tenure

    Since June 2013


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Over 25 years of extensive managerial & operational experience to lead industry pioneering operations.
    • Prior to assuming his role at Umniah, joined Batelco Bahrain in 2009 as General Manager of the Enterprise Division,
    • Chief Executive Officer of Batelco Jordan in 2007.
    • Helped establish Umniah in 2004 as a key member of its initial management team, and continued to work at Umniah as its Operations Director until 2007.
    • Holds a BA in Business Administration.

    Other Appointments

    • Acting Chief Executive Officer of Batelco Group and the Chief Executive Officer of Umniah, Jordan since 2009
    • Board member of Batelco-Jordan, CWC South Atlantic Limited (South Atlantic & Diego Garcia), CWC South Diego Garcia Limited (South Atlantic & Diego Garcia), and the Vice Chairman of Int@j, (Jordan), and a Board member of Endeavor Jordan.
    • Board member of Jordan Strategy Forum (JSF)

    Board Committees

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

    Maldivian


    Tenure

    Since January 2014


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Over 12 years of professional experience in the corporate sector.
    • Joined Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company (Mifco) in 2003, and held various managerial positions including the Chief Financial Officer position.
    • Briefly worked in Koodoo Fisheries Maldives Ltd as the Director Finance and Procurement where he led the company's finance, procurement and business development functions.
    • An ACCA fellow since 2011, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, UK.

    Other Appointments

    • Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Mifco since December 2014
    • Board member of Mifco, and Marine Maldives Products Pvt Ltd (a joint venture company of Mifco)  

    Board Committees

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

    Maldivian


    Tenure

    Since May 2014


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Over 11 years of industry experience in the private sector in areas of tourism and real estate development.
    • Served the Board of Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives,
    • Was a shareholder and Director of Mahogany Pvt Ltd, which operates Reethi Beach Resort, and a shareholder and Director of Blue Dot Pvt Ltd, a spa management company operating spas in four resorts in Maldives and Sri Lanka.
    • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University College London, UK and an MBA from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

    Other Appointments

    • Majority shareholder, Chairman and CEO of Dhonkeyo Group of companies, a group engaged in developing tourist resort islands and commercial buildings in the Maldives.

    Board Committees

    • Member, Audit Committee
    • Member, RNG Committee
  • Mr. Ismail Waheed (Executive Director)
    Nationality

    Maldivian


    Tenure

    Since June 2007


    Qualifications and Experience

    • Thirty years of expertise in telecoms industry
    • Among the first employees of Dhiraagu, having joined C&W Maldives prior to the formation of Dhiraagu.
    • Served Dhiraagu for 26 years, and held key positions including Head of Networks, Marketing & Customer Services. Career highlights:
    • Led the initial design, build & operation of the 1st telecommunications backbone network & subsequent introduction of multiple technologies to provide fixed line, mobile and Internet service.
    • Successfully led Dhiraagu through the transition and transformation of the Company from a monopoly into a competitive environment.
    • Led the IPO process & listed Dhiraagu on the Maldives Stock Exchange.

    Other Appointments

    None


    Board Committees

    None


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Executive Management


  • Ismail Waheed - Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

    Experience & Expertise

    • Immense managerial and technical expertise in the telecoms industry.
    • Executive Director of Dhiraagu Board since 2007.
    • Among the first employees of Dhiraagu, having joined Cable and Wireless Maldives prior to the formation of Dhiraagu.
    • Continuing to serve Dhiraagu for 26 years, and key positions held includes Head of Networks, Head of Marketing & Head of Customer Services. Key career highlights are:
    • Led the initial design, build & operation of the 1st telecommunications backbone network & subsequent introduction of multiple technologies to provide fixed line, mobile and Internet service.
    • Successfully led Dhiraagu through the transition and transformation of the Company from a monopoly into a competitive environment.
    • Led the IPO process & listed Dhiraagu in Maldives Stock Exchange.
    • Holds a BSC in Telecommunications Systems Management & Design from Anglia Polytechnic University (UK).

    Tenure in current position

    6 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1988

    Responsibilities

    Work closely with the Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction and objectives of Dhiraagu and has the overall responsibility to effectively implement those strategies and achieve the objectives efficiently.

  • Ismail Rasheed - Chief Executive

    Experience & Expertise

    • A qualified chartered engineer with several years technical and management experience in the telecom industry.
    • Among the first employees of Dhiraagu.
    • Key positions held includes Director of Networks, Manager Networks Planning and Projects, and Engineer Switching. Key career highlights are:
    • Successfully led key projects including network roll-out program to provide telephone service across the country, introduction of GSM/3G mobile service, International Submarine Cable to Sri Lanka, and the Domestic Submarine Cable Network across the country.
    • Managed telecommunication networks using multiple technologies to provide fixed line, mobile, internet and enterprise services
    • Experience in managing senior management teams, technical and business operations.
    • Assisted MD/CEO in leading change management programs and IPO process.
    • Holds an MBA from University of Reading (UK) & a BSC in Telecommunications Systems Management & Design from Anglia Polytechnic University (UK), and is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK).

    Tenure in current position

    8 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1988

    Responsibilities

    Oversee key business functions including customer services, sales, marketing, legal and regulatory. And assist and deputise for CEO/MD in ensuring overall efficiency and effectiveness of the operational aspects of Dhiraagu

  • Robin Wall - Chief Financial Officer

    Experience & Expertise

    • Qualified Chartered Management Accountant with 10 years of financial & operational expertise in the telecommunications industry.
    • Lastly served as the acting Chief Financial Officer of Dhiraagu from Aug 2014 to Feb 2015, after serving as the Financial Controller.
    • International experience working within the Cable and Wireless Group of Companies as Financial Controller and Financial Analyst.
    • Holds a BSc in Management Studies from the University of Brunel (UK).

    Tenure in current position

    2 months

    Joined Dhiraagu

    2011

    Responsibilities

    Lead the finance function of Dhiraagu, ensuring that adequate and proper controls are in place; effective and efficient management of cash flows; timely and accurate preparation & presentation of management and financial reports. Also responsible for financial & budgetary planning and providing support and advice to the Board and the CEO on financial matters.

  • Athifa Ali - Director, International, Legal and Regulatory

    Experience & Expertise

    • Qualified Chartered Management Accountant with 26 years of expertise in finance & telecommunication sector.
    • Among the first employees of Dhiraagu.
    • Appointed Director, International, Legal and Regulatory in 2003, after years of service within the Finance Department, lastly as the Financial Controller.
    • Currently serving as the Chairperson of the Board of Maldives Pension Administration Office.
    • Holds an MBA from the University of Bradford, (UK).

    Tenure in current position

    12 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1988

    Responsibilities

    Oversee the legal & regulatory functions of Dhiraagu. Also responsible for domestic and international carrier service.

  • Ahmed Maumoon - Director, Marketing

    Experience & Expertise

    • Qualified engineer with over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.
    • Appointed as Director of Marketing in 2009.
    • Key positions within Dhiraagu includes Manager Marketing Division (2006-2009), Manager Mobile Networks (2003-2006) and Manager of Transmission and Earth Station (1999-2000).
    • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Telecommunications Systems from Coventry University, UK.

    Tenure in current position

    6 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1990

    Responsibilities

    Lead the marketing and public relations team of Dhiraagu, and oversees brand promotion activities, developing and maintaining attractive and competitive range of products and services to address varying needs of customers. Also leads the Corporate Social Responsibility activities of Dhiraagu.

  • Musthag Ahmed Didi - Director, Customer Solutions

    Experience & Expertise

    • IT specialist with over 21 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
    • Director, Customer Solutions since 2009
    • Key positions includes Manager Data and IP solutions (2004-2009) and Manager Information Systems (1996-2009).
    • Holds a Bachelor's degree in Microelectronics & Computing, University College of Wales, UK

    Tenure in current position

    6 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1994

    Responsibilities

    Design and deliver customized solutions to large corporate customers, public sector organizations and SMEs. Also has the overall responsibility for installation and maintenance of Broadband Internet services as well as design and management of fixed cable network systems. health and safety hazards through preventive measures and improvement plans

  • Mohamed Musad - Director, Networks

    Experience & Expertise

    • Chartered engineer with 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
    • Progressed within Dhiraagu and was appointed Director of Networks in 2013
    • Key career positions includes Manager Mobile Networks and Manager Core Networks, Dhiraagu.
    • Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mobile Telecommunications Technology from the University of Hull, UK.

    Tenure in current position

    2 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1995

    Responsibilities

    Design and delivery of key projects and monitor daily operations to ensure high levels of network quality of service to Dhiraagu customers through optimization of existing technologies and by keeping par with the latest technological developments in the market.

  • Ali Riyaz - Director, Customer Services and Sales

    Experience & Expertise

    • Widespread knowledge with over 20 years of industry experience in cross functional areas of business and management
    • Held key positions within Dhiraagu including Head of Administration and Human Resources (1999 - 2004)
    • Served as Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Universal Enterprises Pvt Ltd for 3 years.
    • Manager Human Resources at Maldives Inflight Catering for 6 years

    Tenure in current position

    11 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    1999

    Responsibilities

    Lead the Sales and Customer Service function of Dhiraagu ensuring sales targets are met and high quality of customer services are delivered. Also responsible for overall management of Dhiraagu regional centres around the country

  • Mohamed Hazmath Abdulla - Director, Property, Procurement & Administration

    Experience & Expertise

    • Over 20 years of operational and managerial experience in both the public and private sector.
    • Served the Ministry of Finance and Treasury from 1995-2004 in various positions including Assistant Director of the Department of Inland Revenue.
    • Holds a Masters in Economics in Public Policy and Taxation from the Yokohama National University, Japan, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.

    Tenure in current position

    6 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    2004

    Responsibilities

    Responsible to manage the Company’s properties and oversee the procurement and administration functions, ensuring safety and security of all properties, and efficient, cost effective delivery of all administrative and procurement services.
  • Mohamed Ahmed Didi
    Ahmed Mohamed Didi - Director, Human Resources

    Experience & Expertise

    • HR & finance specialist with over 15 years of industry and public sector experience.
    • 10 year of service in the public sector in various finance and Human Resource functions, lastly serving as a head of HR function at the Presidents Palace.
    • Joined Dhiraagu as the manager of billing and credit control before taking on the current position.
    • Holds an MBA from Maquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, and a Bachelor of Business & Commerce (specializing in Accounting and Finance) from Monash University, Australia.

    Tenure in current position

    4 years

    Joined Dhiraagu

    2009

    Responsibilities

    Lead the HR function of Dhiraagu delivering the HR strategies to achieve high levels of colleague engagement and continuous performance improvement. Also responsible for the health and safety function.




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