The Chairman of Damas Company Pvt Ltd., Mr. Mohamed Salih has received the prestigious Corporate Maldives Lifetime Achievement Award at the “GOLD 100 GALA” held last night at CROSSROADS Maldives.
Mohamed Salih began his career in 1961 at the Royal Air Force in Gan, where he was trained as a draughtsman and a foreman of trade of Building and Civil Engineering. Using his experience gained during his time with Royal Air Force Gan, he thereafter ventured into entrepreneurship in the construction and trading sectors. As an entrepreneur with a vision for the future, Mr. Salih’s early works in the construction industry paved the path for future endeavors.
He is the chairman of Damas Company Pvt Ltd and since its inception, Damas has grown and transformed into one of the most reputed groups in the Maldives, helmed by a pioneering leader who inspires action. In addition to trading Damas has now further ventured into the real estate, hospitality, and medical industries within the Maldives.
Mr. Salih was an early entrant to the Maldives tourism sector in the 80’s when he and his partners developed Lhohifushi Island Resort (Presently Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi), he subsequently was involved in the development of Adaaran Select Meedhupparu and Heritance Aarah, as well as Varu by Atmosphere. His other notable contribution to the tourism industry was being the managing director at the inception of MTDC, during the time the company successfully developed and brought into operationHerathera Island Resort in Addu.
Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Salih also contributed to the public service in various capacities which he carried out as his duty to the nation. Some of the highlights included serving on the board of directors of the Maldives Monetary Authority, being a member of the Economic Advisory Committee to the President of the Republic of Maldives, serving as the Vice President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, serving as the President of the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, serving as a member of the revenue board of Ministry of Finance and Treasury, and serving as a member of the advisory council at the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board under the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.
The sixth edition of Corporate Maldives “GOLD 100 GALA” was held at CROSSROADS Maldives on the night of 29th November 2022. “GOLD 100 GALA” is an annual invitation-only networking event bringing together top executives of the Maldivian business community, and celebrating the high-achieving companies of the Maldives.