Mr. Hassan Haleem is a proud Maldivian national with a well admired track record of business innovation and entrepreneurship in the Maldives.
Born in 1973 to a family of business background and raised in Male’, the capital city, Hassan was introduced to business practices from a very young age. At his age of 21, Hassan entered into his first business venture and opened a vehicle spare parts shop in Male’.
Within a short period of time, Hassan’s strategic thinking and dedication helped him grow his business at a very fast pace. More businesses were introduced including two new vehicle service centers, household and utility products shop, baby and kid’s products shop, a toys shop, electronics retail shop, sanitary ware shop, furniture shop and a lights shop.
By 2004, “Handy Holdings” was formed and all his businesses were brought under the umbrella of the brand “Handy”.
Hassan continued to explore new business opportunities, some of them under separate sister companies. Handy Marine started operating speed boats and providing transport services. Handy Travels focused on providing travel solutions. Handy Trading was established to market and distribute building and construction materials.
One of the many bold strategic decisions Hassan took was to form “Handy Bricks”, setting up a factory to produce and supply cement bricks to the construction market in the Maldives.
“Handy Cruise”, a luxury live-aboard of 13 cabins started its operations in 2008, marking Hassan’s strong foot in the tourism industry of the Maldives. This has helped Hassan to establish himself in the industry.
Hassan’s most recent new venture is his entry into water bottling industry. “Handy Water” is produced in a factory in Hulhumale’, and is distributed in both Male’ and Hulhumale’.