A Business Council comprising of private sector members and representatives of business related organizations was formed in 2011, to discuss matters that affect the business community of the country. The Business Council is at the moment represented by Maldives Association of Construction industries, Maldives Association of Tourism Industries, Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Maldives Seafood Processors and Exporters Association, Live aboard Association of Maldives, Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Association of Lady Entrepreneurs, Restaurant Association of Maldives and individual members.