MATI holds AGM, elects executive board

The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) held its 32nd Annual General Meeting at Kurumba Maldives on Thursday.

A total of 96 members participated in this year’s AGM. This year’s AGM was also attended by the Minister of Tourism Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology Aminath Shauna, and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation Thoyyib Mohamed who delivered remarks and participated in a Q&A session as well.

The event was also attended by Ismail Hameed, President, National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM); Abdulla Ibrahim, Vice-President, National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM); Abdulla Suood, Executive Board Member, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO); Raaif Shaaz Waleed, Executive Board Member, National Hotels and Guesthouses Association of Maldives (NHGAM); and, Mohamed Yameen, Executive Board Member, National Hotels and Guesthouses Association of Maldives (NHGAM).

The Chairman of MATI, Mohamed Umar Maniku initiated the AGM by delivering the official opening remarks, followed by a statement from the Secretary General of MATI, Ahmed Nazeer.

Ahmed Nazeer oversaw the official proceedings of the AGM. The proceedings included the Passing of Minutes of the 31st AGM and adoption of minutes, a video presentation which highlighted work done by MATI for the year 2021, the presentation of the annual report and Financial Reports for 2021, adoption of the budget for 2022 and the Appointment of Auditors for 2022. Furthermore, the board members for the year 2022-2023 were elected.

In light of this year being the Golden Jubilee of Tourism, MATI also showcased a video detailing the celebratory activities organised by MATI for the year. They included the Chevening / Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) Scholarships partnership, release of 2 coffee table books titled – “Maldivian Resort Architecture 50 years of island resorts” authored by Mauroof Jameel, and “50 years of Tourism in Maldives – the Pioneers, People and Policies that shaped the Industry” authored by Dr Simad Saeed set to be released during the Gala Dinner held on the 40th Anniversary of MATI on the 12th August 2022 and a partnership with Parley Maldives tackling plastic pollution and promoting environmental conservation.

The following were elected to the Executive Board of MATI for the year 2022-2023:

  1. Mohamed Umar Maniku, Chairman
  2. Hussain Afeef, Vice-Chairman
  3. Salah Shihab, Vice-Chairman
  4. Ahmed Nazeer, Secretary General
  5. Ahmed Hafeez, Financial Controller
  6. Asad Ali, Deputy Secretary General
  7. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Executive Board Member
  8. Ibrahim Siyad Qasim, Executive Board Member
  9. Ibrahim Noordeen, Executive Board Member
  10. Iyaz Waheed, Executive Board Member
  11. Visha Mahir, Executive Board Member
  12. Ismail Siyan Qasim, Executive Board Member
  13. Aishath Neena Ahmed, Executive Board Member
  14. Zulaikha Manik, Executive Board Member
  15. Mahjoob Shujau, Executive Board Member
  16. Salil Panigrahi, Executive Board Member
  17. Rivero Delgado, Executive Board Member
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