MMPRC Chairperson Nurain Resigns

The Chairperson of the Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation (MMPRC), Nurain Janah, has resigned from her position; the reason behind her departure has not been disclosed.

During her tenure at MMPRC, Nurain stated that her primary aim was to restructure and rebrand the corporation as requested by Minister of Tourism Ibrahim Faisal. She emphasised her commitment to prioritising discussions and considering the opinions of all stakeholders within the industry.

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Nurain, who took office last year on 27 December, is the eldest daughter of prominent businessman Mohamed Ali Janah, who currently serves as the Principal Advisor to the President on Trade and Investment. A chartered accountant with over a decade of management experience, Nurain is the Vice Chair of Janah’s Hotels and Resort Investment Group.

Having spent many years in New Zealand, Nurain has been a prominent figure in advocating for gender equality and migrant rights. She represented New Zealand at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Summit, advocating against workplace discrimination. In 2015, she received the Waitematā Local Board Good Citizens’ Award for her contributions to the community.

Nurain founded “Authenticity NZ”, an association dedicated to job training for young women. Her efforts have brought the challenges faced by migrants to the forefront of New Zealand politics and policies. She has also been a public representative for Foundation North, a $1 billion fund aiding New Zealand’s underprivileged.

In her professional career, Nurain has held a senior consultant position at Ernst & Young and has been an ambassador for diversity within the firm. Nurain has also initiated the first Executive Women in Leadership coaching programme for diverse women in governance roles. Her contributions have earned her recognition as a finalist in the Emerging Governance Leader award in 2021.

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