Hamid Sodique

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Hamid has over fifteen years’ experience in business management and business advisory services. In addition to advising businesses in strategy development and marketing, he has worked with a number of government departments and international developmental organizations.

Hamid is a visiting lecturer of Corporate Strategy at the MBA program offered at Maldives National University. He has an in-depth understanding of the tourism sector after having worked in the senior management of one of the largest hotel chains in Maldives. Hamid has previously held senior positions in the public sector including the Head of International Relations Section of the Ministry of Education and the Secretary-General of Maldives National Commission for UNESCO and has served on the Boards of Maldives Pension Administration Office and Housing Development Finance Corporation.

Fareeha Shareef

Director, PFM and Economic Sectors

Co-founder of FJS Consulting, Fareeha has over fifteen years’ experience in strategic management, financial and business planning, auditing, training and socioeconomic research. Fareeha has worked with major organizations such as the State Trading Organization Plc, Maldives National Shipping Ltd, Maldives Tourism Development Corporation Plc, Housing Development Corporation Ltd,Bank of Maldives Plc and international developmental agencies including UNDP, FAO, IFAD, WHO, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Fareeha is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (USA). She was formerly the President of the Certified Practicing Accountants of Maldives (CPA Maldives), and served on the Boards of Directors of the Maldives Housing Development Finance Corporation Plc and Maldives Pension Administration Office. She also served as the Chairperson of Bank of Maldives Plc.

Mohamed Inaz

Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development

Drawing from almost two decades of combined development related experience in the Maldives, in the Government, private sector, international organizations and local communities, Inaz specializes in environment, climate change, renewable energy and sustainable development.

His vast experience includes climate change and environmental issues, specifically having led and managed UNDP’s environment and energy portfolio of UNDP Maldives, and the UN Maldives’ environment pillar, comprising of climate change related projects, low-emission and climate resilient programmes, disaster risk management programmes and ecosystem conservation projects. This also includes designing, establishing and operating, and providing advisory support to small grant facilities including four such facilities in the almost 8 years he was with the UNDP. Inaz served as the Assistant Resident Representative for Environment and Energy at UNDP Maldives.
In addition, as a freelance consultant, Inaz has worked with private sector and international organizations on Environment Impact Assessments, disaster risk management, and on water, energy, waste management and conservation, and other areas of sustainable development. He has also lead consultancies in visioning and development planning for atolls in Maldives.

Inaz has also been a member of the Climate Change Advisory Council to the President of Maldives.

Inaz holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Rural Applications from Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands. His Master’s thesis was on “Development of a GIS Tool for the Monitoring of the SeaLevel Rise Impacts on Coral Islands.”

Maleeka Salih, PhD

Director, Social Justice and Equaliy

With a career in social sector spanning over 20 years, Maleeka has worked in the field of human and social development, focusing on health and wellbeing, poverty reduction and livelihoods development, peace and justice institutions, reduced socio-economic and legal inequality, and gender equality.

Maleeka is a published author in anthropology, social research and human rights, and has extensive experience in designing and implementing research in this sphere. She also has expertise in the areas of human rights and justice, gender equality and social inclusion in political, sensitive and transitional contexts. Organizations Maleeka has worked with include, The Asia Foundation, Sri Lanka, Good Practice Group, Sri Lanka, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Queen Margaret University, Scotland, MHPSS.net, Women’s Link Worldwide & Research Centre for Peace, Spain, German Technical Cooperation, Sri Lanka, Centre for Poverty Analysis, Sri Lanka and UNFPA, Sri Lanka (& the Maldives).

Maleeka was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Anthropology and International Health and Development from the University of Edinburg, and B.Sc Psychology (Hons) from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her PhD thesis was based on research carried out in Sri Lanka, which studied the everyday experience of justice-seeking and dispute settlement in Sri Lanka from an ethnic and gendered perspective. Her interests are in enabling vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups access knowledge and support services that enhance their own capacities to improve their wellbeing.

Ahmed Fayaz

Director, ICT

Fayaz has diverse experience in the ICT industry, and his expertise in web technologies and system architecture makes him a sought after ICT specialist. He has worked with a number of public and private organizations, including Maldives Tourism Development Corporation, the State Trading Organization, United Nations Development Programme, Maldives Tourism Promotion Board, and the National Centre for Information Technology, Maldives.

Fayaz has led several major ICT related engagements across a wide range of areas, including web and graphic design, animation, networking, programming, security and hardware issues.