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Zayan Salih

Damas Company Private Ltd


Zayan comes from a deeply rooted family business background, involved in Maldivian Commerce and Hospitality Industries. As a Director of the Board of Damas Company, one of the largest trading companies in the Maldives, Zayan also holds key portfolios in many of its subsidiaries in real estate development, medical services and hospitality industries.

Zayan has overseen some of the some of the most important hospitality transactions of the Group and has led the conceptualization and execution of several major projects including major real estate and hospitality projects in the Maldives. At present Zayan is overseeing the development of two major tourism properties in the Maldives; Madivaru Island, a 106-key 5-star property, planned to be completed by Q2 of 2018 and a 175-key 5-star development on a lagoon, scheduled for completion in 2020, both in Male’ Atoll.

His strength is his in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory framework of commerce in the Maldives, and his understanding of market trends and marketing strategies, with a unique perspective for the Maldivian tourism industry.

Zayan is a lawyer by training with an active experience in the commercial and tourism industries of Maldives, with specific experience in advising on tourism related transactions for foreign investment. Zayan holds an LLB (Honours) from King’s College London.


Zayan's Sessions

Tuesday - 30th January 2018
14:45 - 15:25
14:45 - 15:25
Breakout rooms

Ziad Abi Raad, Director of Development - Middle East, East Africa and Indian Ocean, Mövenpick

Zayan Salih, Director, Damas Company Private Ltd

Asad Ali, Deputy Secretary General, Maldives Association for Tourism and Industry (MATI)