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About HDC

The Board


The board of HDC consists of 5 members.

Suhail Ahmed

Board Director / Managing Director

Mr. Suhail Ahmed was appointed as the Managing Director on 30 December 2018. Mr. Suhail has a long history at HDC in which he has played a vital role in bringing transformative changes to the company and the city of Hulhumalé.

His work at the company commenced from the initial start-up over 15 years ago. He has served at various posts from Director of Planning and Estate, to Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director of HDC from 2012 until his departure in 2015.

During his previous tenure at the company as Managing Director, he played the key lead role in the commencement of Hulhumalé Phase II reclamation, formulation and development of Hulhumalé Phase II Master Plan and in creating opportunities for real estate investment for local companies to flourish in the city.

His former experiences include 15 years of service in the government in architectural ventures, construction and project management. Most recently, his work was in the private sector, where he successfully executed the construction of the world’s first undersea villa at Conrad Maldives.

Mr. Suhail is a well-established manager in the field of real-estate development and well known for his passion and innovative ideas in the field. He holds a Bachelors of Science (honors) in Building Management from Coventry University in United Kingdom.


Ahmed Athif

Board Director / Deputy Managing Director

Mr. Ahmed Athif was appointed as the Deputy Managing Director of HDC on the 6th of March 2019. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (honors) in Accounting from University of Hertfordshire in Malaysia.

With over 10 years of experience in his field, Mr. Athif has worked in the private sector, as well as the public sector including Bank of Maldives and Maldives Monetary Authority. Currently, he is an elected member of the transitional committee for Maldives’ State Owned Enterprises, and is also the Managing Partner of two local consultancy firms; Clover Partners LLP, and Optimo LLP.

Further adding to his professional competency, Mr. Athif has acquired impressive certifications within his field, and is a Registered Auditor at the Maldives Monetary Authority, a Xero Certified Investment and Accounting Advisor, as well as an Insurance Agent at Amana Takaful Maldives.

Mr. Athif has also contributed his expertise to support humanitarian functions, and has been playing an active role to provide consultancy and accounting services for the Canadian Red Cross as well as the Red Cross Tsunami Project by Australian Red Cross since 2008.


Hassan Muneer

Board Director

Mr. Muneer was appointed as a Board of Director at HDC on 19th July 2018. He initially started his career as a technician at PhotoTechnic 23 years ago, and has acquired professional training in photography and printing machine maintenance in Singapore during this time. He initially started his career as a technician at PhotoTechnic 23 years ago, and has acquired professional training in photography and printing machine maintenance in Singapore during this time. Beginning his entrepreneurship with a small print shop, he was the first to introduce high quality printers and photocopy machines through his company Copier Plus, and has since managed to singlehandedly revolutionize office automation in the Maldives. Possessing great expertise in management and innovative skills, Mr. Muneer has also served as a Board Member for the National Aviation Company for 6 years.

Ibrahim Afraath

Board Director

Mr. Afraath started his professional career as a Graphic Designer at an early age. Following his education, his ambitious drive and dedication has moved him up the professional ranks over the years. He served as a member of the Elections Committee for 6 years and has held managerial roles within both the government and private sectors including the post of Marketing and PR Manager at Maldives Getaways Pvt Ltd as well as a Board of Director at Gulhifalhu Investment Ltd. Mr. Afraath was appointed as a Board Director at HDC on 11th February 2019 and has over 15 years of experience in the field of Marketing Management and Design.

Abdulla Rameez

Board Director

Mr. Abdulla Rameez was appointed as a board member of Housing Development Corporation (HDC) on the 10th March 2019. Mr. Abdulla holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (HONS) from the Infrastructure University College in Kuala Lumpur and a Diploma in Building Construction from Maldives College of Higher Education. During his previous tenure at the company, he has been involved in many major projects in the Hulhumalé masterplan, including the largest housing project in the Country. In his professional experience, he has secured positions in various posts from Manager, Structural Engineer in Maldives Airports Company Limited, and Managing Director at Adept Maldives Pvt Ltd. His vast experience ranges from designing, construction engineering and project management. Additionally, he has acquired a number of certificates within his field, accomplishing an active role in the development of Maldives.