Information technology plays a major role in this contently evolving world, therefore keeping up with the newest trends in this digital world is indeed very important.
For this month’s feature on Meet the Team, we decided to go around to have a word with one of the minds behind our information technology team Mr. Ismai Azheem Mohamed, System Administrator. Azheem as his colleagues calls him has dedicatedly worked in Meeru for 9 years.
In this digital world being one of the responsible person to upkeep the computer systems in Meeru and other CCR properties is a very challenging job. I truly enjoy the work environment as every day is new day to learn and do better
Q: Tell me about yourself and what it is like to be a System Administrator at the resort? How long have you been with the resort?
Working in Meeru for a total of 9 years I would say that my job is very technical in all aspects. There is a torrent of new things to do with every passing minute, taunting you with various levels of urgency. The work I do has a very visceral and noticeable effect on the productivity of the people I serve be it the guests or my internal customers that are my colleagues.
Q: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background, where are you from and where you have worked and how it has shaped you?
I started working as an IT Trainee and later have been promoted to Junior Network Administrator. This work field is my passion and as I improve, Meeru has also compensated me with experience and promotion. In 2018, I was again promoted to Assistant Network Administrator and then as a Network Administrator. After years of dedication I am currently the Systems Administrator at Meeru Island Resort and Spa.
While working, I pursued further studies and earned a Diploma in Information Technology back in 2015 and some other certifications related to IT, particularly in the hospitality industry. Learning and sharing my skills and knowledge to others is happiness.
Q: Why did you decide to become a System Administrator and how you come to be in the Maldives?
A: Being a Systems Administrator is one part of my journey to grow forward with my career in the hospitality industry and this growing Technical field in this digital world.
Q: What do you love most about your work?
A: What I love about my job is every time I can help the team to do their jobs efficiently, less stressfully, and more effectively, it is the best feeling and to a great extent, why I do what I do. And the fact that I do get to work with new technologies is heaven.
Q: What hobbies do you enjoy when you are not at work?
A: I enjoy gaming, reading and watching movies as part of my relaxation therapy to disconnect from work.
Q: What is your favourite sports, what sports do you play?
A: Football is my top favourite and in Meeru I am about to enjoy playing these sports with my colleagues.