Mohamed Amin Sheikh Osman has been named as Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s deputy chief of staff.
Osman has a dual degree in economic development and conflict resolution, according to state media.
He was previously the Chairman of the Senate Defense Committee and a senator in Somalia’s Upper House. He was also the Somalia embassy’s Deputy Head of Mission in Kenya.
Farmajo’s deputy chief of staff, Abdinur Mohamed Ahmed, will be replaced by Osman.
President Mohamud’s nomination of Osman is his second since taking over the presidency on Monday.
Hussein Sheikh Mohamud, who became Mohamud’s new Chief of Staff, was his first hire.