Dr Mariyam Shakeela
Dr Mariyam Shakeela has over 30 years of experience nationally and internationally in serving both private and public sector as an owner, shareholder and leader. Her journey took her through diverse fields ranging from teaching, business and entrepreneurship, hospitality, real estate, medical ventures and even as a respected Cabinet Minister in the Maldivian Government. Her Cabinet portfolios in different stages included Environment and Energy, Gender Family and Human Rights, National Social Security, Climate change, Water and Sanitation, Foreign Affairs and Health. Her last Cabinet portfolio was that of Minister of Health; during which she also served as the Chairperson of the WHO (World Health Organization) Executive Board.
As owner/shareholder and CEO of one of the oldest companies in Maldives, she led SIMDI Group of companies to become one of the most diversified and reputable business institution in Maldives. She was also one of the key people to conceptualise, design and manage a flagship property which later caught the attention of the international 5/6-star market and became the first One&Only hotel as One&Only Kanuhura; and lifting the image of Maldives tourism to the next level. At present while continuing to lead many businesses and NGO’s (Non-governmental Organization) she is also the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Belgium in Maldives.