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Mr. Najib Khan
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Mr. Najib Khan is the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Ooredoo Maldives, since April 2017 and is a Non-Independent, Executive Director. He is also the Managing Director of the Company effective from 3rd March 2019.
Mr. Khan took over the leadership of the Company’s management team during its successful IPO launch. His tenure has seen acceleration in the Digitalization of the market and Ooredoo Maldives. Under his leadership the Company has pioneered digital access for consumers through many path breaking digital apps like Magey Plan, AI based BOT, enrichment of Ooredoo App and Business Apps for Digitalization of resorts. In an era of Digital economy, the m-Faisaa app for utility payments and democratization of broadband service through Faseyha Home Broadband has provided access to a digital lifestyle for homes and businesses.
He joined the Ooredoo Group in November 2014 as a Senior Director in the Commercial Division. He has experience of nearly 26 years in the telecoms sector including his role as a CXO for about 9 years in various departments of Bharti Airtel Limited in India. Mr. Khan has significant experience in managing B2B, Wholesale and B2C commercial activities with an impressive skill set spanning operations, product P&L management and business development.
Mr. Khan has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University.
Mr. M S Tanwar
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. M. S. Tanwar has served as CTO of the Company from July 2016 onwards. Prior to that, he worked with Ericsson, Nokia and Tata in India, Africa and Europe serving large telecommunications companies such as Airtel India, Airtel Africa, H3 Ireland, Open Eir Ireland and Vodafone India. With over 25 years of experience in telecommunications services, he possesses vast knowledge and rich experience in R&D, network engineering, projects, operations and business development.
Mr. Tanwar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. He has also completed post-graduate education in Marketing Management, Leadership Development Program from ISB, Lead Auditor of Quality Systems from Cranfield University UK and an Executive Leadership Program from PDI Sweden.
Mr. Suresh Kalpathi Chidambaram
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Suresh Kalpathi Chidambaram is the Chief Financial Officer of Ooredoo Maldives and is a Non-Independent, Executive Director, effective from 17th September 2019.
Mr. Chidambaram has over 30 years of finance experience in various industries including manufacturing, retail and telecommunications. He joined the Ooredoo Group in 2008 and held the position of Senior Director, Investment Management until 2013. He was also the Chief Financial Officer at Ooredoo Global Services prior to his current role as CFO of Ooredoo Maldives. He has tremendous experience in financial operations and business planning..
Mr. Chidambaram holds a Master of Management Studies from Birla Institute of Science and Technology (B.I.T.S Pilani) and he is a member of the Institute of the Chartered Accountants of India.
Mr. Hussain Niyaz
Acting Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Hussain Niyaz joined the Company in April 2005, and currently serves as the Acting Chief Commercial Officer.
Mr. Niyaz has over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications sector. He began his journey with the Company as an RNE Technician, progressing onto senior roles such as Manager - Network Planning and Optimization, Head of Networks and Head of Sales. Prior to joining Ooredoo, Mr. Niyaz worked for 12 years at the Maldives National Defense Force in the Communication, Electronics and IT department.
Mr .Niyaz holds an Executive Masters in Telecom Management and in addition has completed training on Electronics and Communications at Fort Gordon - United States Army and Leadership Development Training from Centre for Creative Leadership, Singapore.
Mr. Shabeen Ali
Director, Network IT Planning
Mr. Shabeen Ali joined Ooredoo Maldives in May 2005, and currently serves as Director Network IT Planning.
Mr. Shabeen has over 20 years of work experience in the Technology field which includes 13 years in the Telecom sector. He began his journey with Ooredoo Maldives as a technician progressing to senior positions such as Head of Operations, Head of Planning and Operations.
Prior to joining Ooredoo Maldives, Mr. Shabeen worked at the Maldives National Defense Force ("MNDF") for 13 years in communication, electronics and information technology services.
Mr. Shabeen holds an Executive Masters in Telecom Management and has completed a Leadership Development Program at CCL, Singapore.
Ms. Fazna Mansoor
Acting Director Human Resources & Administration
Ms. Fazna Mansoor joined Ooredoo Maldives in January, 2005 and currently holds the position of Acting Director Human Resources and Administration.
Ms. Mansoor has over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of Human Resources having held key positions such as Senior Manager Human Resources and Head of Organizational Development at Ooredoo Maldives.
Ms. Mansoor holds a Master of Business Administrations (MBA) from Angelia Ruskin University, UK, and is a certified Global Talent Mobility Specialist.
Mr. Prasanna Uchil
Director Strategy & PMO
Mr. Prasanna Uchil joined Ooredoo Maldives in September 2017 and currently serves as Director Strategy & PMO.
Mr. Uchil has over 17 years of experience in the telecom space in various capacities, leading teams in a matrix setup overlapping Project Management, Strategy, Business Development & Marketing. He has previously worked at companies such as TATA Communications, Reliance Infocomm and Global Cloud Xchange.
Mr. Uchil holds a Masters’ Degree in Management Studies and a Bachelors of Engineering from Mumbai University.