Bank of Maldives BML has announced that it had appointed Aishath Samah as its Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs.

BML said that Samah has over 13 years of experience with the Bank in the Legal and Corporate Affairs department, and has held the position of Company Secretary since 2009.

It said that with her strong educational background as well as her extensive professional experience in banking and legal affairs, Samah has played a key role in fulfilling the Bank’s corporate governance standards over the years.

The Bank noted that Samah held the role of Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs prior to this appointment, and will continue to be in the position of Company Secretary.

“I am delighted to welcome Samah to the executive team as our Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs. It is rewarding to add a seasoned local professional to the leadership team in this new role, and I wish Samah the best of luck.”
Tim Sawyer, BML's CEO and Managing Director

BML announced additional changes to the Bank’s organization structure today and said that to drive the Bank’s digitalization strategy, the cards and digital banking business was moved to the newly restructured Retail, Business, and SME Banking Division.

BML also said that Mariyam Hameed was appointed as the Bank’s Chief Compliance Officer, a role that will strengthen the Bank’s commitment to meet international best practices in risk management.

It revealed that prior to this appointment, Mariyam was the Head of Centralized Services.