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Bank Of Maldives

Executive Management

Aishath Noordeen

In-Charge of the Bank and Acting Managing Director

Ms. Aishath Noordeen joined the Bank in 1982. She is currently Deputy CEO. Ms. Aishath was appointed as the In-Charge and Acting Managing Director of the Bank effective from 14th July 2022. 

Ms. Aishath has a career spanning over 30 years in the banking industry and has worked in numerous areas of the Bank. She has served as Acting CEO and Managing Director on three separate occasions and was a government-appointed director on the Bank’s Board of Directors from 2008 until 2014. Ms. Aishath was In-charge of the Bank in 2019 until Mr. Timothy Sawyer was appointed as the CEO in July 2019.

Ms. Aishath was instrumental in establishing the Bank’s award-winning international banking business.

Nandana Senevirathne

Finance Director

Mr. Nandana Senevirathne joined the Bank as Finance Director in January 2014. 

Mr. Nandana has over 20 years of experience in the financial services sector in banks, leasing and insurance companies. Prior to joining Bank of Maldives, he was Chief Financial Officer of AIG Insurance Limited, Sri Lanka. He has also worked for KPMG Maldives. 

Mr. Nandana holds a BSc. in Accountancy and Financial Management from University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sri Lanka

Sahar Waheed

People & Change Director

Ms. Sahar Waheed joined the Bank in 2006. She became People & Change Director in 2014. 

Ms. Sahar has 15 years of experience in banking and prior to her appointment as People and Change Director, she served as Head of Strategic Planning and Change Management and as Deputy Manager, Credit Department. 

Ms. Sahar holds a BSc. in Economics and Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, and a Chartered Banker professional qualification from the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Rashfa Jaufar

Credit Director

Ms. Rashfa Jaufar joined the Bank in 2004. She became Credit Director in 2014. 

A credit risk management professional, during her tenure Ms. Rashfa has fulfilled the roles of Acting Chief Credit Officer, Manager, Credit Department and Head of Credit. 

Ms. Rashfa holds a Master of Arts in Accountancy – Political Economy from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Adly Ahmed Didi

Technology Director

Mr. Adly Ahmed Didi joined the Bank in 1997. 

With over 25 years of experience in the field of Information Technology, Mr. Adly started his career in the Bank as Manager, Information Technology. He also served as Head of Information Technology before joining the Bank’s executive committee as Technology Director in 2014. 

Mr. Adly holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Staffordshire University, UK.

Aishath Zamra Zahir

Marketing Director

Ms. Aishath Zamra Zahir joined the Bank as Marketing Director in April 2015. 

Ms. Zamra has over 16 years of experience in marketing and communications. Prior to joining Bank of Maldives, Ms. Zamra worked at Ooredoo Maldives as Head of Marketing Communications where she was responsible for the management and coordination of all communications, advertising and public relations. 

Ms. Zamra holds a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from Bournemouth University, UK.

Fathimath Manike

Development Banking Director

Ms. Fathimath Manike joined the Bank in 1982. 

She became Development Banking Director in August 2018. Ms. Fathimath has extensive knowledge and experience in the banking industry, gained through a career spanning over 39 years. She has previously served the Bank at Assistant General Manager level and has held responsibility for areas such as Development Banking, Human Resources and Operations. She was the Islamic Banking Director before her appointment to the current role.

Gary Laughton

Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Gary Laughton joined the Bank in January 2020. 

Mr. Gary has over 35 years of extensive risk management and banking experience in corporate, commercial and private client banking. Prior to joining the Bank, he held the position of Chief Credit Officer at Investec Bank Plc, London. 

Mr. Gary holds a Master of Leadership (MBL) degree, Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) degree, in addition to the professional qualifications which includes CAIB (Associate Diploma of the Institute of Bankers South Africa) and LIB (Licentiate Diploma in Commercial Banking) of the Institute of Bankers South Africa.

Gulnaz Mahir

Director of Customer Service

Ms. Gulnaz Mahir joined the Bank in February 2020. 

Ms. Gulnaz has over 15 years’ experience in the field of customer experience management, digital transformation and revenue management. She most recently held the position of Head of Customer Care at Ooredoo Maldives. 

Ms. Gulnaz holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Bristol, UK

Laura Jamieson

Director of Operations

Ms. Laura joined the Bank in March 2020. 

Ms. Laura has over 30 years of experience in retail financial services and is an industry specialist in customer experience, operations and business transformation. 

Ms. Laura has held senior management positions in financial services including Barclays Bank, Ivobank Ltd and Santander in UK, throughout UK and India. She was most recently a Transformation Programme Director for Anglian Water where she led a large scale operations and IT transformation programme. 

Ms. Laura holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Bradford, UK and is a certified Project Manager from Stanford University, USA.

Moosa Nimal

Director of Retail & SME Banking

Mr. Nimal joined the Bank in 2003 as an Assistant at the Bank’s Main Branch. He became Director of Retail, Business & SME Banking in October 2020. 

During the span of his career at the Bank, he has gained extensive knowledge and experience in multiple areas of banking. Nimal has held various positions in branch operations, customer services as well as in international banking and retail banking; and has been part of notable projects and change initiatives. Prior to his appointment as Director of Retail, Business & SME Banking, he held the position of Head of Retail Banking. 

Mr. Nimal holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Applied Finance from the University of South Australia. He is an Affiliate Member of, and holds a professional banker qualification from Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers.

Ahmed Aseef

Director of Corporate Banking

Mr. Aseef joined the Bank in 2012 as a Relationship Manager. He became Director of Corporate Banking in October 2020. 

During his 10 years at the Bank, he has developed his career within the Corporate Banking team, playing a vital role in managing the Bank’s vast corporate customer portfolio. Prior to his appointment as Director of Corporate Banking, he held the position of Head of Corporate Banking. 

Mr. Aseef holds a Master’s Degree in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Aishath Samah

Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs

Ms. Aishath Samah joined the Bank in 2007. She became Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs in March 2021. 

Ms. Samah has 14 years of experience in banking and prior to her appointment as Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs, she served as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs and is holding the position of Company Secretary since 2009. 

Ms. Samah holds a LL.M. in Democratic Governance and Rule of Law from the Claude W. Petit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, U.S.A.

Hassan Kalaam

Director of Islamic Banking

Mr. Hassan Kalaam joined the Bank in 2013. He was appointed to the position of Director of Islamic Banking on 7th February 2022. 

During his 8 years at the Bank, Kalaam has played a key role in contributing to the success of the Bank’s steadily growing Islamic Banking arm. Prior to his appointment as Islamic Banking Director, Kalaam held the position of Head of Islamic Banking. 

Mr. Kalaam is a licensed Shari’ah Advisor and holds a Master’s Degree in Islamic Finance from INCEIF, Malaysia and is a Senior Associate member of Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals

Bishwajit Mazumder

Chief Internal Auditor

Mr. Bishwajit Mazumder joined the Bank in April 2022.

Mr. Bishwajit has over 35 years of experience in Internal Auditing, Business Operations and Strategic Planning. Bishwajit has held chief audit positions in several banks and was most recently the Chief Internal Auditor of Ghazanfar Bank, Kabul.

He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) from IIA, USA and a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from ICAI, New Delhi, India. He has a LLB from Calcutta University and also holds several relevant professional certificates including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) from USA.