by Abdulla Yasir - a Tourism Strategist
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Abdulla Yasir

Abdulla Yasir's CV

Abdulla Yasir is a member of the following professional bodies:

The Holdsworth Club;
The Tourism Society; and
Institue of Travel and Tourism

Last updated: December 01, 2008
Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Favourite Quotes

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

"Without pluralism, tolerance and broadmindedness, there is no 'democratic society'."


To think the unthinkable by skilfully taking charge of the structures and imposing intellectual standards.

Areas of specialisation

Organisational Operational and Strategic Risk Management;

Equities and Portfolio Investment Advisory and Fund Management;

Wealth Structuring and Management and Succession Planning; and

Strategic Business Management and Law.

Current Engagements

Since 2006: A shareholder and the Managing Director of Stock Brokers Maldives (SBM). SBM is the first licensed brokerage firm in the Maldives and holds one tenth shares of the Maldives Stock Exchange, and offers a variety of financial services ( ); and

Since 2004: Managing Director of Simdi Company. A trading company representing many pretegious international brands in the Maldives ( ).

Past Engagements/Experience

2002 - 2008: Director of One & Only Kanuhura. A five-star, luxury resort property located in the Maldives. ( )

2000 – 2004: General Manager at SIMDI Company.

1998 – 2000: General Manager at Altaf Enterprises and DIMMS Company.

1997 – 1998: Deputy General Manager at Altaf and DIMMS.

1996 – 1997: Training Coordinator at Lohifushi Island Resort.

1994 – 1996: Assistant Front Office Manager at Laguna Beach Resort.

1993 – 1994: Guest Relations Officer at Laguna Beach Resort.

Seminars attended and/or expected to attend

Annual lecture series on Issues in Criminal Justice: Title to be confirmed, by The Rt Hon Jack Straw MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, to be held on 21st May 2009 at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Annual lecture series on Issues in Criminal Justice: The Role and Future of Imprisonment in England and Wales, by Dame Anne Owers, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, to be held on 17th March 2009 at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Annual lecture series on Issues in Criminal Justice: The Sentencing Decision, by The Rt Hon Lord Igor Judge, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, to be held on 04th March 2009 at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK.

The Institute of European Law Annual Lecture 2009, discussion on Judicial Dynamics and Legal Change beyond Lisbon by Professor Damian Chalmers of the London School of Economics and Political Science held on 01st December 2008 at The Institute of European Law, University of Birmingham, UK.

Can leadership be taught? 3 Novermber 2008, Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, UK.

The Work of the House of Lords by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, 24th October 2008, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK.

Investors Forum, 28th August - 29th August 2008, Mumbai India.


Birmingham Law School

2008 - 2010:  Currently reading for LLB for Graduates at the Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK.

2006 - 2007:  MA in Tourism Business Administration from the University of Birmingham, UK.

2003 – 2005:  BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism Business Management from the University of Birmingham, UK.


Following are some of the recent and notable few businesses I am previllaged to have involved:

Worked as an analyst in the sale of fifty percent of One & Only Kanuhura and the encashing of the asset to Sun Resorts, Mauritius in 2008 for US Dollars 90 million.

In 2006 functioned as an arbitrator for the Lohifushi shareholder dispute (now named Hudhuranfushi), a project valued at twenty million dollars, and the subsequent sublease of the resort to Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka.

In 2002 worked as a strategist in the part of Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Didi in the sale of 25 per cent share share of One & Only Kanuhura (asset valued at US $ 34 Million) to Sun International (now known as Kerzner International).

In 2000, worked as a strategist for Cowrie in the 60 percent shares sale to Aitken Spence, a PLC from Sri Lanka. Greatly recorded tasks include the documentation and transfer of resort development responsibilities and provisioning sufficient protection for the minority shareholders.