President appoints Commissioner General, Deputy Commissioner General of Taxation

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) presents Fathuhulla Jameel (L) with his letter of appointment as the Commissioner General of Taxation on October 31, 2019. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Fathuhulla Jameel as the Commissioner General of Taxation, and Asma Shafeeu as the Deputy Commissioner General of Taxation.

Both Fathuhulla and Asma were presented with their letters of appointment in a function held at the President’s Office this Thursday afternoon.

Fathuhulla and Asma had secured the backing of the Parliament for their appointments on October 28.

The post of Commissioner General of Taxation and Deputy Commissioner General of Taxation had fallen vacant with the enactment of amendments to Tax Administration Act.

The new Commissioner General of Taxation, Fathuhulla holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, and is a member of the Fellow Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

He most recently served as Manager – Tax, Risk and Compliance at Dhiraagu, and had also served as the Director-General – Audit and Investigation, and Director General – Revenue Services at Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA).

Meanwhile, the new Deputy Commissioner General of Taxation, Asma holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the Oxford Brookes University and a Diploma in Accounting from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT {UK}).

She had served as the Director-General – Planning and Development at MIRA prior to her appointment.