Mr. Sinaan Ali

Non-Executive Independent Director

Appointed by Government

Mr. Sinaan Ali was appointed as a Non- Executive Independent Director of the Board by the majority shareholder, Government of Maldives, on 6th February 2019. Prior to his current tenure in the Board, he served as a Director of the Board from 2014 to 2016.


Mr. Sinaan Ali has had a long career in broadcasting and journalism spanning over 20 years and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Editor of One Media Group Pvt Ltd, one of the largest media companies in the Maldives. Mr. Sinaan has also served as the CEO of Sun Media Group from 2008 to 2018, as General Manager of Job Market Maldives Pvt. Ltd. from 2005 to 2018, and as Editor of University Education Guide published by Glonet Pvt. Ltd. from 2005 to 2018. From 2016 to 2018 he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Island Aviation Limited. He has also been a senior contributor, writer and columnist for various publications.


Mr. Sinaan Ali is a Senior Fellow Journalist of the Royal Institute of Journalism, Singapore and received the National Award in Journalism in 2015.


Mr. Sinaan Ali holds a Master of Business Management (MBA) from the Angela Ruskin University, London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, India. He has also completed several training programs and courses in the areas of corporate governance, finance, risk, audit, and management at various institutions overseas. Currently Vice president, Maldives Editors Guild.