In the boardroom

In the boardroom

Husen Amru Mohamed Rashad

STO is the largest trading organisation in the country, and it’s slowly backing out of retailing. The company’s CEO and MD Husen Amru revealed a project that we think would be of great interest to resorts and potential investors: they are planning on buying produce from local farms and act […]

In the boardroom

Ihsan A. Naseer

Hotel Insider talks with Ihsan Naseer CEO of Raisecrown Group, a company that’s embarking on a project the likes of which the Maldives hasn’t seen. To say that the project is ambitious is a bit like saying the hydrogen bomb is destructive. If successful, it could open a radical new […]

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Hussain Zahid

We sat down with a company that’s been around for over two decades – Ocean Group, led by the charismatic Hussain Zahid (CEO). He made headlines as a national windsurfing champion and brought that passion and drive to his business. We talk about the dive and water sports market in […]

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Ali Ihusaan

This time, Hotel Insider speaks with Ali Ihusaan, CEO of Happy Market, one of the country’s few major F&B specialists. Ihusaan talks about opportunities that cropped up early on and how the company capitalised on them. He outlines the company’s key areas of focus and specialisation, and gives us a […]

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Adil Naeem

It’s fair to say that GFS is a household name at least in the realm of fire and safety. Over the course of just seven years, it’s become the market leader in the field. We have a chat with its director Adil Naeem to find out a bit about the […]

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Ismail Shareef

Al Shaali Marine Maldives is one of the leading boat and yacht manufacturers in the country, and for this instalment of In the Boardroom we have a chat with the company’s Operations Manager, Ismail Shareef. Hotel Insider: We expect a lot of new resort properties to open in the Maldives […]

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Ismail Jumayyil Waheed

Hotel Insider sits down with Ismail Jumayyil Waheed, Managing Director, Nalahiya Trading Private Limited.  A company with three decades of experience, Nalahiya needs little introduction. The business, which began as a simple start-up delivering cement to clients free of charge in the mid-80s, blossomed into a full-fledged enterprise over the […]

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Ahmed Shaheer

Hotel Insider sits down with Ahmed Shaheer, Managing Director, State Trading Organisation PLC State Trading Organisation (STO) is the largest commercial establishment in the Maldives and has a host of firsts under its belt. Among other things, STO was the first to introduce supermarkets, fuel sheds and bottled gas to […]

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Najib Khan

A Chat with  Najib Khan – CEO,  Ooredoo Maldives. The Maldives is experiencing a surge in tourism development. In a highly competitive market, luxury resorts are compelled to find new ways to meet the needs of the tech savvy contemporary traveller. Ooredoo Maldives, not merely a company with telecom credentials, […]