Mr. A U M Fawzy is the Chief Operating Officer of Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA), home to the world’s largest fleet of seaplanes. TMA’s main base of operation is from Velana International Airport in Male’, with a fleet of 48 seaplanes and flying to over 60 destinations throughout Maldives.
‘Life is about the journey, and this journey will likely be the most scenic one in your life’.
How did you begin your career and how did you get involved with your company?
I started my career in TMA as the Finance Manager in 1995. Even though my role required me to be involved only with the accounts and finance department, being a small unit back then, I used to be very much involved in the daily operations as well. This helped me get a very close insight into the business and at the same time understand the nitty gritty of seaplane operations hands-on.
We started small and enabled ourselves to generate demand for the seaplanes. As people experienced the new mode of transfer, they started to trust our operation and that’s how resorts started to sprout in faraway atolls.
One of the key aspects of our operations is building a relationship with our customers (resorts in this case). A good relationship with our customers meant everlasting support from both ends to make this operation a success. Being one of a kind operation in the world, there were many technicalities which were new and added to my learning curve.
My experience with the operations helped me understand the challenges and finer nuances of this unique seaplane operation which eventually helped me climb the corporate ladder.
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