Mr. Ahmed Athif was appointed as the Managing Director of HDC on the 5th of September 2022 after his position as Deputy Managing Director since 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.
Mr. Athif has been actively working in consultancy and Advisory and special interest on Entrepreneurship development. He worked as registered Auditor and Tax agent in private practice before his appointment to current position.
Shathir Abdul Rahman
Chief Operating Officer
Shathir Abdul Rahman
Mr. Shathir was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Housing Development Corporation in November 2020. Mr. Shathir Abdul Rahman has acquired prominent positions within the government sector since 1995, including position of Dh. Atoll Councilor, State Secretary of the central province and most notably, his tenure as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Mr. Shathir is also experienced in the private sector, having held the prominent role of Legal Director at AAA & Trading Company Pvt Ltd for a period of 6 years.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Ahmed Shaam joined HDC in 2019. He is a certified ACCA affiliate member and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Greenwich, UK.
He has extensive experience in the financial control and risk management field, as he has worked in both private and public sector since 2003. Prior to joining us, he was the Associate General Manager at Maldives Airports Company Limited, focusing mainly on financial control and risk management. Furthermore, he has also worked as the Head of Accounts and Finance at Maldives Hajj Corporation Limited. With his comprehensive knowledge and experience, his aim with us is to be a business partner with strategic and operational focus, fostering flow and dialogue between different areas of the organization.
Chief Resource Officer
Mr. Mohamed Ilham joined HDC in early 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Asia Pacific University, Malaysia. He has been recognized among the 50 most talented HR Leaders nationally, for two years in a row (2018 & 2019).
He has over 13 years of experience in the Human Resource Management field. At HDC, he has organized the biggest Career Expo of the country and developed our Youth Apprenticeship Program to tackle prominent issues within the local job market. His forward-thinking has led to extensive changes in our human resource strategies and policies to adapt, to the growing business environment. He envisions HDC to become the employer of choice for job seekers within Maldives.
Chief Planning Officer
Mr. Ahmed Zinaf joined HDC in 2005. He holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Urban Planning & Design awarded by the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia, along with two diplomas in Architecture & Civil Engineering in Building Construction.
Mr. Zinaf is an established architect / urban planner in the Maldives with over 20 years of experience in the field of the built environment. He has represented HDC and Hulhumale' as a keynote speaker at prestigious global platforms and is leading a multi-disciplinary team in achieving the developmental targets of Hulhumalé, Gulhifalhu, Thilafushi, and various island cities regionally. His leadership ensures participatory development involving communities, local and global talents, students, and stakeholders toward a sustainable urban future.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Ahmed Nafiz joined HDC in the year 2019, with over 20 years of experience in the telecommunication industry at various positions held both locally and internationally. He has served managerial positions for local telecom providers such as Dhiraagu and Ooredoo as well as 4RF Communication Ltd in New Zealand.
During his previous tenures, he has acquired vast knowledge in strategic planning and achieving financial targets of enterprise segments and is well experienced in the field of techno- commercial. His expertise ranging from business planning and diversification via technology to design and build of a government data Protection & Security and establishing a policy for the telecom industry of the country has played an important role for us in building a government own network infrastructure and realizing the vision of making Hulhumalé a successful smart city. Mr. Ahmed Nafiz attained an International Diploma in Telecom Engineering and Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Wales, UK.