Commissioners


Mr. Mohamed Shahyb- President of Maldives Broadcasting Commission

Mr-Mohamed-Shaheeb

Mohamed Shahyb was appointed as Commission member in 2011 and elected as Vice President of the Commission. Following the resignation of the then Commission President Mr. Badr Naseer, Mohamed Shahyb was elected as the President on 21st November 2012.

Mohamed Shahyb was re-elected for a second term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed as Commissioner by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016. On the same day he was elected as President of the Commission for second consecutive time.

Mohamed Shahyb, who has achieved remarkable heights in the field of journalism and media, started his career in 1989 as a Colombo Special Correspondent of Haveeru Daily, Maldives.  During his association with Haveeru Daily, Shahyb also served as the editor of Haveeru Online and Huvaas magazine which are both published by Haveeru Daily.  He later served in the post of Associate Editor of Haveeru Daily.

After resigning from Haveeru Daily in February 2009, Shahyb joined Sun FM Radio, a private broadcaster, as its Station in Charge.  After 21 years, when he ended his career as a professional journalist in October 2012, he was serving as the Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O) of Sun FM Radio.

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in media development, Mohamed Shahyb has been honored by the Government of Maldives with two national awards; first in 2004, for his successful work in the field of journalism and later in 2007, for his excellent services in the field of writing and linguistics. In addition to these national awards, Shahyb was also honored with the “Golden Pen” Award of 2004 awarded by the Haveeru Daily.

Mohamed Shahyb devotes his skills and time in the training of people. As such, he has conducted several training programs in Male’ and Atolls. Among the beneficiaries of his training include newscasters of Television Maldives and Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation, staff from MNDF, Maldives Police Service, journalists of Haveeru Daily, Sun FM, Dhi TV and VTV. Consequently, the Maldivian media now sees a significant number of journalists trained by Mohamed Shahyb.


Ms Fathimath Zaina – Vice President

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Ms Zaina was unanimously elected to the post of Broadcom Vice Presdient on 17th June 2019, at the Commissioners meeting held to elect a VP, following the resignation of Broadcom Vice President Ismail Sofwan from that post on 13th June 2019.

Ms Fathimath Zaina was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016.


Ms Zeena Zahir– Commissioner

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Ms Zeena Zahir started her career in media sector in 2006. She has worked in Miadhu Daily as a Senior Reporter.

Ms Zeena Zahir began her career in broadcast industry as a VTV Video Journalist in 2007. During her time at VTV, she mainly focused on reporting on both politics and parliamentary news. She also produced and presented a number of current affairs programs while working at VTV. In addition, she has made documentaries and written a no. of books on profiles.

Ms Zeena Zahir who had attended multiple journalism and election reporting trainings has completed a 2-month training programme at South Asian Media School in Pakistan. During her time in Pakistan, she gained work experience working with other journalists from South Asian countries. In addition to completing a Level-4 Business Management course, she has completed an ABE Level-5 Diploma in Marketing Management and ABE Level-6 Diploma in Marketing Management (Associate Degree).

Ms Zeena Zahir has also been Vice President of South Asian Women’s Media Co, as well as Council Member and Spokesperson of Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP). Before her election and appointment as Commissioner at Maldives Broadcasting Commission, Zeena Zahir held the post of Assistant Manager at Maldives Ports Limited.

Ms Zeena Zahir was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016.


Mr Hassan Nabaah – Commissioner

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Mr Hassan Nabaah was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed  by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016.


Uza. Aminath Saraahath Izzath – Commissioner

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Uza. Aminath Saraahath Izzath, who has completed Master of Sharia, has been a registered lawyer since 2004.

Uza. Aminath Saraahath Izzath has worked as a lawyer at Public Complaints Bureau and the Presidential Commission. In addition, she was the Legal Advisor at Civil Service Commission. She also practiced in High Court, Civil Court and at the Employment Tribunal.

Uza. Aminath Saraahath Izzath was a member of the Complaint’s Committee during 2004 and 2009 Parliamentary Elections.

Uza. Aminath Saraahath Izzath was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed  by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016.


Mr Ismail Sofwan – Commissioner

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Mr Ismail Sofwan was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed  by the President of Maldives, on 5th April 2016. He was elected as the Vice President of the Commission on 15th March 2018. He resigned from the post of Broadcom Vice President, on 13th June 2019.


Mr Amjad Waheed – Commissioner

Mr Amjad Waheed was elected as Commissioner for a five year term of office by the People’s Majlis and appointed  by the President of Maldives, on 15th March 2018.