Academic Committee

Fareeha ShareefChairperson


Ms. Fareeha Shareef, co-founder of FJS Associates LLP, has over 15 years of experience in the audit and accounting profession.

Former President of CPA Maldives, Ms. Fareeha has also served on the Boards of Directors of several public entities including HDFC PLC, Maldives Pension Administration Office and Bank of Maldives Plc. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ooredoo Maldives.

Ms. Fareeha is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Mohamed HaleemVice-chairperson

Mohamed haleem

Mr. Mohamed Haleem is the Head of Finance at Villa Air Pvt Ltd and also serves as a Board Member of Capital Market Development Authority (CMDA). He has over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial management and academia, with his auditing experience started at PWC.

Mr. Haleem has a rich experience in lecturing and mentoring students in both academic and professional programs. He is a registered mentor of Oxford Brookes University, UK, and also sits on Advisory Committee for Faculty of Business Management at Villa College.

Mr. Haleem is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). In addition, he holds Master of Science in Professional Accountancy from University of London.

Abdul Haleem Abdul LatheefMember

Abdul Haleem Abdul Lafeef

Mr. Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef is Managing Director (Advisory Services) of Crowe Maldives and has more than 20 years of experience.

He has been part of a number of initiatives such as, Concept Development of Maldives Finance Forum where he was responsible of setting the agenda and branding it as the National platform to discuss issues relating to financial sector development and social security.

Mr. Abdul Haleem Abdul Latheef is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Abdulla NisamMember


Mr. Abdulla Nisam, Lecturer and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Maldives National University (MNU). He has been actively teaching for 16 years.

He is also the Managing Director of Blue Bayou Maldives Pvt Ltd as well as the Managing Partner for AccruPlus L.L.P. He was the Chair for Ethics Committee for CPA Maldives in 2013.

Mr. Nisam holds a MSc in Audit Management and Consultancy.

Adam Naseer HussainMember


Mr. Adam Naseer Hussain is spearheading the Human Resources, Employee Training and Development, Stakeholder Relations, Finance, Administration and Operation as the Director Corporate Services, Head of Institute of Audit & Assurance and Finance Executive at Auditor General’s Office.

Mr. Adam Naseer is a Certified Master Coach and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programing and Timeline Therapy. He is also a part-time lecturer for MBA programs.

Mr. Adam Naseer holds a MSc. Educational Management & Leadership as well as Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Hamida Shakeela

Hamida Shakeel

Ms. Hamida Shakeela is the Executive Director of Banking Supervision and other Financial Institutions Division of Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA). She has been actively working in the Banking and Finance field for over 20 years.

Ms. Hamida holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Ismail ZabeehMember

Ismail Zabeeh

Mr. Ismail Zabeeh is the Deputy Minister (Corporate Division) of Ministry of Higher Education. He is also a Governing Board Member of Maldives Qualifications Authority (MQA) and Member of Financial Experts Committee for South Asian University (New Delhi, India).

Mr. Zabeeh is the Owner and Consultant at Bizzloo where he provides business consultations and provides bookkeeping and administrative services to SMEs.

Mr. Zabeeh holds Masters of Business Administration (MBA).