Board Of Directors

Ahmed Shifan


Chairperson / Independent and Non-Executive

Appointed on 19th February 2014

Working in STO since 2003, currently fulfills the post of Head of Administration and Human Resources Department as Senior General Manager. Have served in many other key positions of STO.

Moreover, is a Board of Advisor for the SAP Asia Pacific Japan Regional Services Board, since January 2013. Served as a board director of Maldives Structural Products Pvt. Ltd and Fuel Supplies Maldives Pvt.Ltd.

Served in Maldives National Defense Force for 5 years.

Holds Master of business Administration with honors from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science with Joint honors (First Class) in business Information Systems and business Studies from Middlesex University, United Kingdom.


Shazail Siyam


Managing Director

Appointed on 07th January 2019

He was the former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Tourism and has served in many other key positions at Ministry of Fisheries and agriculture and Ministry of Home affairs.

Moreover, he served as a field support engineer for CSC SDN BHD in Malaysia in 2010. Also was the chairman of the board of directors of Kooddoo Fisheries Maldives Ltd.

He received PHD in management from University of Aldersgate, in 2017, and Master’s Degree in management from Staffordshire, UK, in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in information technology specialized in network computing from Staffordshire since 2009.

Mr. Shazail Siyam also is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and was a certified part-time trainer at Civil service training institute from 2010 to 2014.

Abdulla Saleem Abdul Sattar


Director / Independent and Non-Executive

Leads with the Board of Directors in high-profile decision-making, creates communication platforms, and identifies profitable, sustainable growth opportunities for the brand. With the strong intellectual analytical, insight development and communication, skills drive solid thinking and unsurpassed problem solving abilities with years of experience spanning in the industry.

Serves the company since the foundation of the company and represents the minority shareholder Champa Oil and Gas Pvt Ltd. Moreover, fills the position as Director of Kasa Holdings Pvt Ltd and the Company Secretary of Champa Brothers.

Mohamed Murad


Director / Independent and Non-Executive

Mr. Murad joined STO in the year of 1999 and has hence acquired substantial knowledge and experience in strategic leadership and operational knowledge with over 15 years of experience in the Company. He currently serves as the General Manager for Home Improvement & Service Centre.

Mr. Murad also served as a Board Director for the Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives Pvt. Ltd. He holds a BTEC Higher National Diploma in Spatial Design from the Academy of Design, Northumbria University, UK.

Mohamed Shuaib Ahmed


Director / Independent and Non-Executive

Appointed on 25th December 2018

Mr. Shuaib is an experienced and accomplished manager in downstream oil industry with over five years of experience. Currently, he is the Manager, Fuel and Lubricants at State Trading Organization Plc.

He has received Masters in Business administration from University of Cardiff, UK, in 2016, and BBA, first class honors in Oil and Gas management from UCSI university, Malaysia, in 2013. He has also completed several other trainings in Purchasing management, Global health and safety, internal Auditor training and others related to Oil and Gas operations management with international standards.

Mariyam Paruveen Abdul Faththah


Director / Independent and Non-Executive

Appointed on 25th December 2018

Ms. Paruveen is the current Executive secretary of State Trading Organization Plc and oversees MD’s bureau. She has also served at managerial level in other departments at State Trading Organization in the past four years.

She received BA (Hons) in Business administration in collaboration with University of Hertfordshire, UK INTI College, Malaysia, in 2010 and Diploma in Business administration from Stamford Commercial College, Thailand, in 2001.

Ms. Paruveen has also participated in various corporate trainings in Malaysia, Dubai and Maldives such as, program of embedding global compact and CSR into your Organization, excellent supervision and leadership skills for women in management, Corporate forecasting, budgeting and cost control, Directors training program and others.

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