The Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) held its 32nd Annual General Meeting at Kurumba Maldives today. 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 Hon. Aminath Shauna and the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation Mr. Thoyyib Mohamed who delivered remarks and participated in a Member Q&A session as well. The event was also attended by Mr. Ismail Hameed, President, National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM), Mr. Abdulla Ibrahim, Vice-President, National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM), Mr. Abdulla Suood, Executive Board Member, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO), Mr. Raaif Shaaz Waleed, Executive Board Member, National Hotels and Guesthouses Association of Maldives (NHGAM) and Mr. Mohamed Yameen, Executive Board Member, National Hotels and Guesthouses Association of Maldives (NHGAM).
The Chairman of MATI, Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku initiated the AGM by delivering the official opening remarks, followed by a statement from the Secretary General of MATI, Mr. Ahmed Nazeer.
Mr. 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 Mr. 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 of 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.
Mr. Mohamed Umar Maniku, Chairman
Mr. Hussain Afeef, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Salah Shihab, Vice-Chairman
Mr. Ahmed Nazeer, Secretary General
Mr. Ahmed Hafeez, Financial Controller
Mr. Asad Ali, Deputy Secretary General
Mr. Ahmed Siyam Mohamed, Executive Board Member
Mr. Ibrahim Siyad Qasim, Executive Board Member
Mr. Ibrahim Noordeen, Executive Board Member
Mr. Iyaz Waheed, Executive Board Member
Ms. Visha Mahir, Executive Board Member
Mr. Ismail Siyan Qasim, Executive Board Member
Ms. Aishath Neena Ahmed, Executive Board Member
Ms. Zulaikha Manik, Executive Board Member
Mr. Mahjoob Shujau, Executive Board Member
Mr. Salil Panigrahi, Executive Board Member
Ms. Rivero Delgado, Executive Board Member
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