About Us

Maldives Post Limited is a 100% government owned company with a network of 14 Atoll Post offices and 170 agency post offices across the nation providing access to postal service in all inhibited islands.

Since the establishment of postal service in the country, over the course of 109 years of service, postal services witnessed different phases of development. Postal services have played a vital role as a basic communication medium in the country for many years. Today, Maldives Post Limited plays the role of National Postal Operator in the country as mandated by the Postal Law. The company operates in a competitive market facing great many challenges owing to the rapid changes being taken place in the communication market. This is mainly due to technological advancements and improvement in mobile communication. Maldives Post Limited is a privileged member of Universal Postal Union (UPU) since 1967 and is also a member of Asia Pacific Postal Union (APPU).

Maldives Post intend to provide customers innovative solutions through structural and operational enhancements based on our expertise and experience in managing complex postal networks. Maldives Post is indeed very keen on utilizing the latest technologies related to the product line to increase convenience.

Mail represents the core business for Maldives Post. Apart from the traditional mail services rendered, Maldives Post is widely engaged in the provision of financial services and other agency services. Much of our focus has been on improving and expanding the portfolio of our products and services in line with the changing needs of customers so as to form a platform for future growth

History:

9th September 1906
Introduction of postal service and a temporary postage stamp to the Maldives

15th May 1909
The first postage stamp of the Maldives released by the then post master general Sumuvvul Ameer Mohamed Ameen Dhoshimeynakilegefaanu – Naadhee Thamaththun

1943 to 1945
The British operated a post office in Addu atoll Gan under the name “Field Post Office 150”

5th August 1961
Initiated the sale of Maldivian postage stamps to International philatelic customers
Agreement signed with an international company for the printing of stamps – Office of the Maldivian government representative, Colombo




15th August 1967
Became a member of UPU, the organization of international postal administrations

25th October 1980
Introduction of postal service to the rest of the atolls
The first atoll sub-post offices were established in B. Eydhafushi, Dh. Kudahuvadhoo and L. Hithadhaoo

3rd November 1980
Opening of a second post office (a sub-post office) in Male’

9th September 1981
Stamp exhibition held on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Maldivian postal service
Introduction of the first postcode system to be used in the postal system
Published the first postcode directory

International Bodies

Universal Postal Union

Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide.With its 192 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services.

In this way, the organization fulfils an advisory, mediating and liaison role, and provides technical assistance where needed. It sets the rules for international mail exchanges and makes recommendations to stimulate growth in mail, parcel and financial services volumes and improve quality of service for customers. (“The UPU” 2015, http://www.upu.int/en/the-upu/the-upu.html)

Maldives Post became a member of the UPU on 15th August 1967.


Asia Pacific Postal Union

The history of the APPU dates back to a postal roundtable held in Manila in 1961. At that meeting 18 countries met to draw up the Asian-Oceanic Postal Convention, which came into force on 1st April 1962. Thus the Asian Pacific Postal Union was born and in due course additional members have made it an inter-governmental body of 32 countries.

The APPU was based in Manila for the first 40 years of its history in recognition of the role played by the Philippines Government in its establishment. Since 2002 the APPU moved to Bangkok and the Director position was open to election by the member countries. The Director is chosen at the APPU Congress for a term of four years, with a maximum of two terms.(“Background” 2015, http://appu-bureau.org/appu/background/)

Maldives Post Became a member of Asia Pacific Postal Union, the organization of Asia Pacific Postal Union on 1st July 1982.

Board of Directors


Our board of directors team comprise years of experience, knowledgeable and dedicated members, working towards, making the policies and decisions to develop the postal services within Maldives, and to operate the company in the finest manner.



Chairman
Mr. Khalid Abdulla Ali

Managing Director
Mr. Ahmed Shafeeq Mohamed

Board Director
Mr. Ali Rasheed

Board Director
Mr. Mohamed Ikram

Board Director
Mr. Mohamed Umar

Senior Management


With years of postal sector experience, our senior management takes care of day to day operations of the company.



Managing Director
Ahmed Shafeeq Mohamed

Assistant Managing Director
Aminath Sharuma

Deputy Managing Director
Hafeeza Ibrahim

Director
Aishath Shirdha

General Manager
Mohamed Ahmed

Assistant Director
Fathmath Seema

General Manager
Ibrahim Rasheed

Senior Accountant
Ibrahim Hasham Ali