International Journal of Small Economies

an International peer-reviewed academic journal on public policy in small economies and nations, island nations and developing countries

Ahmed Niyaz


Ahmed NiyazAhmed Niyaz holds a BSc (joint honours) degree in Business and Legal Studies from the University of Wales, Newport (UK).

He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Law in 2003, followed by the Legal Practice Course (Solicitors’ Professional Examinations) in 2005 at the De Montfort University (UK). He also holds a Master of Law in International Commercial Law (LLM) from the University of Leicester (UK). He is a qualified attorney-at-law to practise law in the Maldives.

Niyaz was also an editor of Dhanfulhi, a bilingual magazine published in the Maldives. His interest in tourism led to a career with the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives. During his time at the Ministry, he had travelled to over 80 resorts of the Maldives. His first book was published in 1998 in Dhivehi language: ‘Maldives Tourism – 25 years of Sustainable Development of Tourism’. His research on impact of extremism and terrorism on the Maldives tourism was published in international journals.

Niyaz has been involved as a legal consultant in drafting and reviewing key legislations, which include the new Tourism Bill, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Bill, Foreign Investment Bill and Youth Empowerment and Skills Bill of the Maldives.


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