Brief Background and the Profile of the New Deputy Finance Minister of the Republic of Somaliland, Mr. Mohammed Dahir Ahmed (ACCA)…

Mr. Mohammed Dahir Ahmed (ACCA) was born in Hargeisa on the 10thof October 1979. He grew up, studied and completed his Kuranic, primary and secondary school at Abu Hurayra (Ex Abdullahi Muse) Secondary school in Hargeisa from 1990 – 1998. Mr. Mohammed moved then to Ethiopia for a territory education while he was among some outstanding students from Somaliland who had gone through competitive University placement test in Jigjiga/Ethiopia to be part of a University Scholarship Program offered by the Ethiopian Civil Service College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Mohammed proved himself to be among those who successfully had the top scores and preceded his educational journey to Addis Ababa.

Mr. Mohammed has pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance from 1998 – 2001 at the Ethiopian Civil Service College in Addis Ababa Ethiopia with great distinction and exceptional records throughout his studies at the University. He was noted for his hard work, diligence and enthusiasm to prove beyond expectations during his lifetime at the University.


After successful completion of his studies, Mr. Mohammed has returned to his home country “Somaliland” and commenced delivering lectures at the Faculty of Business & Economics, the University of Hargeisa from 2001 -2003. During his tenure at the University, he has also managed to work with International Rescue Committee (IRC) an American Based humanitarian organization and The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) where he both served as Project Accountant and Micro-Finance Project Manager respectively.

Though his position in the life has always been tremendous, he always sought ways for further improvements. This ambition has led him to have finally landed in Birmingham, The United Kingdom for further studies.  He has again proved himself and has completed and certified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – at Kaplan Financial Training Company, Birmingham, the United Kingdom from 2004 – 2008.

From 2008, Mr. Mohammed has been a Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) and a permanent of the member of the International Association of Chartered Accountants. He will also be shortly qualified as a Certificated Public Accountant (CPA).

Mr. Mohammed has worked with various international organization and institutions in the UK, UAE and his country of Somaliland as well while he served different capacities as a Certified Accountant.

Some of the positions held by Mr. Mohammed are summarized below:

Date Position Organization
2013  – Now Independent Financial Consultant and Political Analyst Freelancer
2012 – 2013 General Manager Somaliland Food Aid Coordination Agency by a Presidential Degree.
2011  –  2012 Principle  Consultant Windsor Associates &  Chartered Accountant’s firm, Hargeisa.
2010 – 2011 Internal Auditor Somtel Telecommunication Company, Hargeisa
2009 – 2010 Financial Consultant Albraik Investment Group of Companies, Dubai Media City, Dubai, U.A.E
2008 – 2009 Group Management Accountant MBC GROUP, Dubai Media City, Dubai
2001 – 2003 Lecturers of Accounting and Finance University of Hargeisa

Mr. Mohammed is a Certified Chartered Accountant, with more than 15 years’ experience in internal & external auditing, risk management, large telecommunications, non-governmental and retail organizations. Ambitious and determined with the commitment and readiness to work for his people and country, possesses excellent interpersonal skills Finance, accounting, public financial management, investment and divestment, public sector audit and accounting systems, internal audit, financial management, due diligence reviews, mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy and restructuring, taxation and other advisory services, risk management, accounting and auditing standards.

On the 14th December 2017, Mr. Mohammed Dahir Ahmed (ACC) has been appointed as the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of Somaliland by the President, His Excellency Muse Bihi Abdi.

We pray Allah for Mr. Mohammed to be able to execute his duties and responsibilities at top of his ability and for the interest of his people and the country.

By: Abdikadir D. Afgaab

December 2017

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