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H.E. ALI SHARIF AHMED,
Ambassador, Somali Embassy in Washington DC
Federal Republic of Somalia
H.E. Ali Sharif Ahmed was appointed Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the United States of America in May 2019. He presented his credentials to President Donald J. Trump on September 16, 2019 and formally assumed duty as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
During his tenure as a career diplomat, Ambassador Ahmed also served as the Somali Ambassador to Ethiopia and France respectively. He also served as the Permanent Representative of Somalia to the African Union and UNECA.
Prior to his diplomatic service, Ambassador Ahmed was the senior policy advisor to the Office of the President and Vice Chairman to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs. In this capacity, he was responsible for overall and policy and led peace building and reconciliation efforts on behalf of the government of Somalia.
In addition to his public sector experience, Ambassador Ahmed worked as a business executive, entrepreneur and consultant for firms with global operations. Ambassador Ahmed holds a master’s degree in Geopolitics and Grand Strategy from the University of Sussex and bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from London Metropolitan University.
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