Maldives Airports Company Limited is the leading airport operator in the Maldives with the largest International Airports in the country under its management. The company is a 100% government-owned limited liability company governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the President of the Maldives. The Corporate Office of MACL is on the island of Hulhule', the Republic of Maldives.
The establishment of MACL came through various government departments which had been responsible in the past for the operation of Hulhle' Airport. Hulhule Airport was opened on 12 April 1966 and the government created Airport Office to manage Hulhule Airport. Since then Hulhule Airport has undergone various development phases and Male’ International Airport (MIA) was opened as the first international airport on 11th November 1981 with the provision of essential services and the airport office was replaced by Maldives Airports Authority.
With the rapid growth of MIA, the need for a commercial entity to manage the airport was recognized, thus on 1 January 1994, the government detached MAA establishment as a separate commercial entity rather than part of the government administration, and subsequently, MAA was incorporated into Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL) as a limited liability company effective on 1 August 2000.
As the largest airport operator with over 56 years of experience in the industry, Maldives Airports company is invested in designing integrated solutions to create a world-class experience at Velana International Airport – the gateway to Maldives. Our services and relationships are designed to cater to the varying and evolving needs of our customers and guests. With a staff base of over 3500 people, we are the largest employer in the country with 97% of the workforce comprising Maldivians. We have an inclusive work environment creating professional development opportunities for people with special needs. Our people are driven by their passion to create an airport on par with the luxury hospitality now synonymous with the Maldives brand.
Maldives Airports Company Limited is currently investing in the biggest project in its history to expand the capacity of Velana International Airport from 1.5 million to 7.5 million. The billion-dollar project will create a state-of-the-art airport that represents Maldivian values and culture through its facilities and services. The new facilities include a new terminal, new seaplane terminal, new fuel farm, new cargo facility, new fire & rescue services building, and many additional amenities and facilities to create a seamless travel experience for our guests.
Providing world-class Airport services, as Country’s Leading Gateway.
• Contribute to National Development.
• Apply Highest Standards of Safety and Security.
• Render Excellent Customer Experience.
• Empower and Develop our People.
Customer Focus: Customer satisfaction is our top priority.
Safety and Security: Ensure and deliver high standards of safety and Security.
Teamwork: Working together with passion and dedication to achieve corporate objectives.
Integrity: Integrity and accountability in everything we do.
Respect: Respect people, culture and environment.
Mohamed Umar Manik Chairman
Appointed to MACL Board on: 20th June 2013
He began his career in the Tourism Industry in 1972 as one of the pioneers of the tourism industry in the Maldives having build Kurumba Village, the first tourist resort in the Maldives. Received from the Government of Maldives., the prestigious Title - Nishaan Muleege Sharafuge Izzaiytheri Veriyaa.
Mr. M U Maniku started his career in Tourism Industry in 1972 as one of the Pioneers of the tourism industry in the Maldives.
His work and lifelong dedication have been recognized at the national level through several awards of honor and merit conferred on him, including the President’s Award of Excellence for services to the Maldives tourism industry.
It is a testament to the high regard in which his peers hold him as Chairman of the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI), the representation and lobby group, he has been elected with unanimous acclaim every year since MATI was established 25 years ago.
Mahjoob Shujau Chief Excutive Officer & Managing Director / Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 18th April 2022
With a Master’s Degree in Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mahjoob has in-depth knowledge and experience in coordinating and managing complex multi-million-dollar development projects.
A resourceful and self-motivated professional with progressive experience in coordinating and managing complex multi-million-dollar development projects. Mahjoob served in many senior positions at the state level including as the Managing Director of Housing Development Corporation (HDC), the official body appointed for the development of Hulhumale’, to undertake and manage the overall planning and building of the city, working towards making it the first urban center in the Maldives. Prior to his appointment as MD to MACL, he was also the Consultant for VIA Upgrading appointed by the President’s Office to manage and coordinate the development projects of Velana International Airport. Mahjoob is proficient in all phases of project management.
Ibrahim Noordeen Non-Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 19th March 2019
An experienced business entrepreneur involved in construction, development and operation of tourist resorts in the Maldives.
A qualified Engineer, Noordeen began his career in the aviation sector in Maldives by serving over 7 years in the Civil Aviation Authority and Maldives Airports Authority. He then moved on to work in the tourism sector and ever since has been involved in the construction, development and operation of tourist resorts in the Maldives. Noordeen is also involved in the ownership, management and operation of resorts in the Maldives and internationally.
Noordeen also served as a member on MACL’s Board from 2005 to October 2008. He also filled the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of MACL from December 2008 to June 2010.
Dr. Ibrahim Mahfooz Non-Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 15th July 2020
With a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2010, Mahfooz is an experienced personal in the Audit, Accounting and Financial field.
Dr. Ibrahim Mahfooz is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA (CFE), and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (FCCA). Mahfooz obtained his Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle, Australia, MBA from the Charles Stuart University, Australia and his B.A (Hons) Accounting and Finance from the Oxford Brookes University, UK.
His working career began in 1993, working in the Accounting and Finance field and moving to Internal Auditing in 1999. He has worked with the Ernst and Young Group where he served in various assignments in several different companies in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka. Mahfooz also was the Chief Internal Auditor of State Trading Organization plc from July 2010 to January 2021. During a transition period, Mahfooz worked as the Managing Director of Maldives Airports Company Limited for a period of six months.
Aishath Arsha Non-Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 24th January 2021
An experienced individual in the Finance & Banking Industry, serving over 17 years in this field.
With the Deans Honor Roll Queensland University, Australia, in recognition of outstanding achievement in a post graduate program (Masters of International Economics and Finance) in the year 2003, Ms. Arsha has since served in the Banking and Finance Industry in Maldives and in International Corporations.
With over a decade of extensive management experiences in executive levels in this industry, Arsha has established a solid track record in International/Investment Banking, Trade Financing, Risk Evaluation and Management and other financial and business processes.
Arsha also served as a Non-Executive Director at the Bank of Maldives Plc from May 2015 to June 2019 and is currently the Business Director of Maldives Boat Club Pvt Ltd.
Ahmed Iman Moosa Non-Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 17th February 2021
With a Master’s Degree in International Economics, Iman has in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of Economics, Finance, Management, and Business.
With a keen interest in Economics and Finance, Iman completed his BCA Economics and Marketing Double Major from the Curtain University of Technology, Perth in 2009 and his Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland, Brisbane in the year 2012. Since 2011, with almost a decade of working in various executive-level positions in both the Private and Government Sector, Iman has succeeded in achieving major accomplishments, which are noteworthy. Iman was also appointed as a Deputy Minister of Finance on 27th August 2019 and serves as such, to date.
Ibrahim Siyad Qasim Non-Executive Director
Appointed to MACL Board on: 16th December 2021
With a Master’s Degree in International Accounting and Finance, Siyad has in-depth knowledge and skills in the field of Finance, Accounting, and Econometrics.
Mr. Ibrahim Siyad Qasim is the Managing Director of the largest business group in the Maldives, Villa Group. Villa group is involved in the tourism industry, transport, fishing, media, education, and trading operations Siyad has vast knowledge and insight on the investment opportunities available in the Maldives. As such Siyad is also well known and respected among his peers and is very passionate about service and experience.
Siyad is also serving as a Director of the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry, where he works with the Government to implement planned strategies, contributing to shaping the Tourism Industry Strategy of Maldives.