Founder & Managing Director
Ghaly Murthala is the founder and Managing Director of Morteza Capital, the first institutional hotel investment and development platform in the Maldives.
Ghaly has over 13 years’ experience in advising investors and government organizations on the Maldivian hospitality industry. Prior to establishing Morteza Capital, Ghaly was the Head of Business Development at FJS Consulting, one of the Maldives’s leading management consultancies, where he also headed FJS Consulting’s hotel finance and advisory practice.
Ghaly has also advised the Maldivian government on developing tourism in the Maldives and reviewing key legislation on hotel investments. Formerly the head of the Ministry of Tourism’s development division, Ghaly oversaw compliance for over 70 new resort developments projects and was instrumental in formulating national tourism strategy.
He also co-founded Cerulean View Boutique Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel concept which became the highest rated hotel in the city of Male’, and has also been a judge on the MATATO Maldives Travel Awards, a prominent travel industry event in the Maldives.
Ghaly graduated with an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and a Bachelor of Tourism Management and Engineering from Universite de Toulouse le Mirail, France.
Ghaly Murthala, Founder & Managing Director, Morteza Capital
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