Leadership Team
 With a focus on unmatched service, our leadership team works towards a world class communication facility for the people of Maldives.
ISMAIL RASHEED

Ismail Rasheed

Chief Executive Officer &
Managing Director
ROBIN WALL

Robin Wall

Chief Financial Officer
ALI RIYAZ

Ali Riyaz

Director,
Customer Services & Sales
ATHIFA ALI

ATHIFA ALI

Director,
Corporate Services
MUSTHAG AHMED DIDI

Musthag Ahmed Didi

Director,
Customer Solutions
ABDULLA FIRAG

Abdulla Firag

Director,
Networks
RAJAN SURESH

Rajan Suresh

Director,
Human Resources
MOHAMED HAZMATH ABDULLA

Mohamed Hazmath Abdulla

Director,
Procurement and Property Management
MOHAMED ABDUL GADIR

Mohamed Abdul Gadir

Director,
Information Systems
MOHAMED MUSAD

Mohamed Musad

Director,
Digital Transformation

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 and over 16 years of strategic management 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 15 years of financial & operational expertise in the telecoms industry.
  • BSc Management Studies, University of Brunel (UK) & Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).

ATHIFA ALI

Director, Corporate Services
  • Appointed Director, Corporate Services in 2016.
  • Joined Dhiraagu in 1988.
  • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Director of International, Legal and Regulatory and Financial Controller.
  • Also served as the Chairperson of the Board of Maldives Pension Administration Office for 6 years.
  • Chairperson of the Board of Maldives Pensions Administrations Office having been appointed for a third term in June 2019.
  • Chartered Management Accountant with over 28 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 23 years of industry experience in cross-functional areas of business and management.
  • Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management from SHATEC College (Singapore).

MOHAMED MUSAD

Director, Digital Transformation
  • Appointed Director, Digital Transformation in November 2017.
  • Joined Dhiraagu in 1995
  • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Director Networks, Manager Mobile Networks and Manager Core Networks and Senior Engineer.
  • Chartered engineer with over 21 years of technical expertise in the telecom sector.
  • Master of Commerce, Information Systems from the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand); MBA, Australian Institute of Business (Australia) and Bachelor of Engineering in Mobile Telecommunications Technology, The University of Hull (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 24 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
  • BSc Microelectronics & Computing, University College of Wales (UK).

MOHAMED HAZMATH ABDULLA

Director, Procurement and Property Management
  • 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 21 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.

MOHAMED ABDUL GADIR

Director, Information Systems
  • Appointed Director, Information Systems in June 2017.
  • Joined Dhiraagu in 1988.
  • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Manager IT Projects, Manager Information Systems and managed significant projects impacting a broad spectrum of services.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience managing multiple departments across the company including, Transmission, Switching, Internet & IP Solutions with over 30 years of experience in the industry.
  • MBA in Information Management, TASMAC, India.

ABDULLA FIRAG

Director, Networks
  • Appointed Director Networks in 2016
  • Joined Dhiraagu in 2012
  • Held key positions in Dhiraagu including Manager Access Engineering and Manager Network Quality Assurance. Also worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Canterbury (New Zealand) Project coordinator at Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (Maldives), and as an Engineer at the Maldives Airports Company.
  • Qualified engineer and researcher with over 17 years of experience in telecommunications, electrical and energy sector.
  • Ph.D. and Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Adelaide (Australia). IEEE member since 2006.

RAJAN SURESH

Director, Human Resources
  • Appointed Director Human Resources in 2019.
  • Joined Dhiraagu in 2019
  • Held key positions in the Private Sector Sector including Head of HR (India, ME & Africa) at ISYX Technologies Pvt Ltd, Kochi, India, Senior Human Resource Director at Siddiqi Holdings, HR Operations Manager at Al Tayer Group, HR Manager at Landmark Group, Senior HR Executive at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
  • Post Graduate in HR with 25 years of experience in IT, Electronics and Retail Industry verticals.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (Human Resource Management) from Loyola College of Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from FMNC, Kerala University.
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