Ooredoo Maldives

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Ooredoo Maldives
Formerly called
Wataniya Maldives
Industry Telecommunication
Founded February, 2005 (as Wataniya Maldives) ; April 2014 (as Ooredoo Maldives)
Headquarters Malé, Maldives
Key people

Mr. Najib Khan (CEO)

Vikram Sinha (M.D.)
Products GSM, 3G & 4G LTE
  • IncreaseUS$78000000 (2016)
  • US$57000000 (2015)
Number of employees
350+ full time
Parent Ooredoo
Website www.ooredoo.mv

Ooredoo Maldives (formerly Wataniya Maldives[1]) is a mobile operator in the Maldives, owned by Ooredoo Group.[2]


The firm was issued a licence as the new mobile phone operator in February 2005.[3] Ooredoo Maldives was selected after a bidding process with three other companies. All the bidders proposed competitive tariffs, but Ooredoo Maldives[4] was investing heavily to deliver new services in the fastest possible time thus succeeded the competition. Currently they are providing GSM services throughout Maldives, with other value-added services. Ooredoo Maldives, is also the first to launch a 3.5G HSDPA network in the Maldives, on April 17, 2008, offering video calls and high speed mobile data connectivity.

Registered as a service provider in GCC, Ooredoo is already a leading mobile phone operator in the Middle East and North Africa. It is proven that Ooredoo is currently serving a total of more than three million customers in Asia.

Ooredoo Maldives is the sole competitor of Dhiraagu,[5] the very first Maldivian telecommunications company. Dhiraagu dominated the market for a period of 17 years, being the only operator for that period.

Current standing[edit]

The Company is part of the Ooredoo Group, an international telecommunications service provider with a customer base of over 138 Million spread across 10 countries as at December 31, 2016. The “Ooredoo” brand has been valued at USD 3.1 Billion and recognized amongst the world’s top fifty most valuable telecommunications brand by the leading intangible asset valuation consultancy, Brand Finance, in their “Telecoms 500 2017” report published on February 27, 2017.


Board of directors[6]

The members of Ooredoo Maldives's board of directors are as follows:

Name Position[7]
Mr. Khalid Ibrahim Al Mahmoud Chairman /Independent Director
Mr. Vikram Sinha Executive Director/Managing Director
Dr. A Hamid Mohd A Marafi Independent Director
Mr. Ian Grant Fenton Independent Director
Mr. Khalid Hasaan M A Al-Hamadi Independent Director
Uza. Dheena Hussain Non-Executive Director/Company Secretary
Mr. Najib Khan Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ramanathan Sivakumar Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer

Senior Management[6]

The members of Ooredoo Maldives's Senior Management are as follows:

Name Position[7]
Mr. Najib Khan Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ramanathan Sivakumar Chief Financial Officer
Mr. M S Tanwar Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Balaji Srinivasan Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Mohamed Shahid Director Human Resources and Administration
Mr. Sunil Mishra Head of Strategy and PMO
Ms. Gulnaz Mahir Head of Customer Care
Mr. Hussain Niyaz Head of Sales

Chief Executive Officer Mr. Najib Khan

Mr. Najib Khan is the newly appointed CEO of OMPL,[8] effective from April 2017, having joined the Ooredoo Group in November 2014 as a Senior Director in the Commercial Division. He takes over the leadership of the OMPL management team as the Company moves into public life and brings a rich experience of over 25 years in the telecoms sector and worked as a CXO for nearly 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.

Managing Director Mr. Vikram Sinha

Mr. Vikram Sinha has served as the CEO of OMPL since April 2014. He has been promoted to Managing Director[9] of OMPL from April 2017. As Managing Director, Mr. Sinha will continue to provide expert oversight and guidance for OMPL. He has over 17 years of experience in FMCG, media and telecommunications industries. He has worked in the past in companies such as Coca Cola, Star-TV and Airtel India and Africa. Prior to joining OMPL he held the post of Managing Director of Airtel Seychelles followed by Chief Operating Officer at Airtel Brazzaville, Congo. 

He holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Marketing) degree and an MBA. In addition to this he has completed Leadership Development Program from IMD-Lausanne and Future Business Leaders Program at ISB, training on Advance HR Program by Richard Beatty at Michigan Ross School of Business as well as participating in Leadership Development Program at IIM – Ahmedabad.


  1. ^ "Ooredoo Maldives". Wikipedia. 2017-04-21. 
  2. ^ "Ooredoo". Wikipedia. 2017-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Ooredoo | Welcome". ooredoo.mv. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  4. ^ "Wataniya Maldives is now Ooredoo". ooredoo.mv. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  5. ^ "Dhiraagu - Maldives No. 1 Telecommunication Service Provider". www.dhiraagu.com.mv. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Ooredoo IPO". ooredoo.mv. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Ooredoo IPO". 
  8. ^ "Najib Khan Appointed as New CEO & Former CEO Appointment as Managing Director.". Miadhu Online. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 
  9. ^ "Ooredoo Announces Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer for Ooredoo Maldives". article.wn.com. Retrieved 2017-04-21. 

External links[edit]

Official website