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Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh

Minister of Finance, Somalia

Dr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh is the current Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Somalia. He was successfully elected as a Member of the Somalia Federal Parliament in February 2017 and appointed to his Ministerial post in March by H.E. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. During the 2017 elections, Dr. Beileh served as the Chair of the Parliamentary Committee that elected the Speaker of the National Assembly and his two Deputies. Following this, he was duly elected to lead the Parliamentary Committee that oversaw the historic Presidential election.

Dr. Beileh has 30 years of finance and development experience in Africa with the African Development Bank of which 17 years have been in senior management and leadership roles. This allowed him to directly and significantly contribute to the development of the Bank’s policies, programs, strategies and Africa’s economic future through these actions.

Dr. Abdirahman Dualeh Beileh served as Somalia’s Foreign Minister from January 2014 to February 2015 and in this period he oversaw the strengthening of bilateral and multilateral relations with established and new partner nations, agencies and organisations including the United Nations, African Union, European Union and Arab League. Dr. Beileh also set the vision for the first national Cabinet adopted Foreign Policy which today guides Somali Foreign Policy.

Dr. Beileh has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and enjoyed a successful academic career as an assistant professor in Finance at both Tennessee State University in the USA and King Saud University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Beileh speaks English, Arabic and French alongside his native language of Somali.