Governing Board

As mandated by the Statues of Maldivian Red Crescent, the Governing Board of Maldivian Red Crescent is the body that governs the national society in between sessions of the General Assemblies (which are held on April every year). All the members of the Governing Board are elected for a two year term by the General Assembly, with the exception the Government Nominated Member – who is assigned by the Ministry of Health.  For more details, please  refer to Clause 12 of the Statutes.


President:  Ali Nashid

MRC presidentAli Nashid was elected as the President of Maldivian Red Crescent (MRC) during the Seventh General Assembly held in 2015. Ali Nashid was nominated to Maldivian Red Crescent Governing Board as the Treasurer during the first General Assembly of Maldivian Red Crescent in 2009 and re-elected to the same post in 2011.

As the Treasurer, Ali Nashid has given valuable support to the President and other GB members in formulating and approving plans and proposals necessary for the functioning of MRC.

As the Treasurer, Ali Nashid has represented MRC in Geneva as the 1st ever participation of our national society in which MRC was recognised as a part of the IFRC family. He also presided over the formation of the first Unit in M. Atoll Muli & Male’ atoll Villingili.

First Vice President: Ahmed Nijah     

nijah smallAhmed Nijah is currently working as Assistant Director at Fuvahmulah Funaadu Council. Nijah was the chairperson of MRC’s Gn. Branch since 2011. Before being elected as first Vice President of MRC governing board in 2016, Nijah completed one term as second Vice President of Maldivian Red Crescent. In addition, Nijah took a lead role in MRC’s media campaign “I am for Humanity”, to promote volunteerism. Nijah received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and currently he is studying Master of Business Administration. Over the past years, Nijah had worked as a journalist at Haveeru Daily and he is the editor of the newspaper (mikal news) published in Fuvahmulah.



Second Vice President: Shaheeb Abdul Azeez


Shaheeb Abdul Azeez is currently working as a Lecturer at Maldivian National University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Shaheeb has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Postgraduate in Education and currently he is pursuing a PhD in Management field.

Over the past 12 years, Shaheeb served the health and education sector of Maldives in various ways; most notably being the Hospital Manager of HA. Atoll Hospital, GA. Atoll Hospital and Acting Manager of Gan Regional Hospital. In addition he has taken part in number of workshops and seminars conducted nationally and internationally. He is a volunteer of RCRC movement since 2004 and worked with UNODC K30 project from 2010 to 2011.

Shaheeb was elected as the second vice president of governing board during the 8th General Assembly of MRC.

Treasurer: Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef

haleem1Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef was elected as the Treasurer of Maldivian Red Crescent during the 8th General Assembly of MRC.

Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef has extensive experience in the fields of Financial Accounting, Reporting, Investment management and Fund Accounting. Mr Haleem received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from University of Wollongong, Australia. In addition, he is an associate member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef is currently serving as the Director  of Finance and Fund Management at Maldives Pension Administration Office.



Regional Member (North): Abdul Raheem Nashid

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Abdul Raheem Nashid was elected as the Regional Member (North) during the 7th General Assembly of MRC.

Abdul Raheem Nashid was filling the post of  Treasurer of governing board from april 2015 to April 2016.

Abdul Raheem Nashid has been involved in the MRC since the formation. He was first elected as the Vice President during the Second General Assembly and was reelected to the Governing Board as the first Vice President during the fourth General Assembly of Maldivian Red Crescent.

As the Vice President of MRC, Abdul Raheem Nashid represented Maldivian Red Crescent during the IFRC/ICRC General Assembly 2011.


Regional Member (North): Moosa Aboobakuru

Moosa Aboobakuru was elected as a North Member of Maldivian Red Crescent Governing Board during the Ninth General Assembly in April 2017.

Moosa Aboobakuru is currently working in the Maldives Police Service holding the rank of Corporal. Moosa has been continuously providing voluntary service to the community based activities at atoll and island level.

Over time, Moosa has completed numerous training courses.  Some of the notable ones include, Life Guard Training and First Aid Course conducted by German Red Cross, and Football Referee Course conducted by Football Association of Maldives.



Regional Member (Male’): Arif Rasheed

arifArif Rasheed was elected as the Regional Member (Male’) during the 7th General Assembly of Maldivian Red Crescent.

Arif Rasheed was a member of the I.P.G. during the formation of MRC.  Arif represented Male Branch during the first General Assembly of MRC.

Arif is an acclaimed figure in the Maldives for his contributions to education and economic field.  In addition,  Arif was an active member of Maldives Scout Association, by serving as the  commissioner and president of the Scout Association.


Regional Member (South): Ibrahim Jameel


Jameel was elected as the regional member (south) of governing board during the 8th General Assembly of MRC.

Ibrahim Jameel is currently working as the Technical Service Manager at Maldives Road Development Corporation. Jameel is a graduate in Master of Business Administration.

In addition to being a member and a volunteer of MRC, Jameel is involved in number of social activities conducted by civil societies of Maldives. Jameel has taken a keen interest in the area of youth empowerment and advocacy against drug abuse.



Regional Member (South): Mohamed Shiyam

Mohamed Shiyam was elected as the regional member (south) of governing board during the 8th General Assembly of MRC.

Shiyam is the Director of GA. Gemanafushi council since 2012. He was elected as Vice Chairperson of MRC GA branch in 2015.

Over the years, By serving the atoll in number of social fields Shiyam has achieved  prominence within Gaafu Alifu Atoll. He has worked as a graduate teacher in Gemanafushi School, as a health worker in Gemanafushi Health center and also filled key positions in number of atoll development committees. In addition, Shiyam served as the president of Gemanafushi Youth Association for 13 years.

Youth Member:  Moosa Shifaz

musaMoosa Shifaz has been actively working in the area of youth development since his early school days. In April 2016, he was elected for a second term as the Youth Member of Governing Board.  Moosa is also a volunteer for the Maldivian Red Crescent where he provides training for its first aid programmes and is one of the youngest member of the Movement’s Regional Disaster Response Team (RDRT). He has participated in MRC-led response activities in addition to providing disaster relief in the Philippines, Mali and Nepal. He also Chairs the South Asian Youth Network,  a sub-regional youth network of the Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN)

Government Nominated Member: Dr Mariyam Jenyfa

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Dr Mariyam Jenyfa is the Government Nominated Member for the Governing Board of MRC from 7th October 2015. She oversees the National Reproductive Health Program at Health Protection Agency, Ministry of Health which includes reproductive, maternal, new born, infant, child and adolescent health. In addition, she works closely in areas related to gender based violence.

Her perspective and understanding of the health care field has made her a more aware and responsive public health professional. She works passionately to improve and promote public health, focussed towards the goal of a healthy community. She is part of the team that plays a vital role in the design and delivery of national health and wellbeing programmes, ensuring coordination, prevention and early intervention programmes are delivered across the lifespan. In her career path she has acquired wealth of experiences in varying health related fields, including teaching at the Maldives National University as well as working in hospital  outside the capital Male’.

Furthermore, she assists in the implementation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country programmes at a National level. She also represented Ministry of Health at the strategic planning of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2015-2020.