Chief Superintendent Fathimath Nashwa has become the first female officer to be promoted to an executive position in Maldives Police Service's history.
Police spokesman Yoonus Sobah told Sun that Nashwa was promoted from Superintendent to Chief Superintendent.
“This is the first time in the history of the police that a female police officer has been promoted to an executive rank,” Yoonus said.
Officers who hold the rank of Chief Superintendent or higher are considered executive officers.
Nashwa is also one of three female officers promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police for the first time in Maldives.
Nashwa has been in the police force for more than 30 years.
During that time, she has served in various fields ranging from an admin officer to unit level, deputy head and head of department.
As such, Nashwa’s work is most noticeable as head of the Crime Prevention and Public Affairs Department, where she planned and implemented crime reduction programs and teen camps targeting school students.
Nashwa holds a Bachelor's degree in mass communication. She completed her Master's degree in Business Administration.
Nashwa is also a licensed life coach. She also teaches sessions as a lecturer in various courses run by the Police Academy.
Nashwa has also won the Rehendhi Award in 2018. She also won the 2018 Women on Board Award as well.
She also received the Public Sector CSR Leadership Award from the South Asian Partnership Summit and Business.