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    Mr. Ahmed Said, Director General of Immigration and Naturalization of the Federal Republic of Somalia, has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Somali People of 2023.

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    Somali Magazine – Mr. Ahmed Said Mohamed is a distinguished professional in the realm of public administration and finance, currently serving as the Director General of the Immigration and Naturalization Directorate (IND). With a proven track record of leadership and expertise, Mr. Ahmed has emerged as an influential figure in the field, contributing significantly to government finance and

    Resource management.

    Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Ahmed served as a consultant for the RCRF project from 2021 to 2023, a World Bank-funded initiative aimed at bolstering resource management systems, intergovernmental fiscal frameworks, and service delivery systems in health and education for the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States.

    Demonstrating a strong commitment to transparency and accountability, Mr. Ahmed previously held the position of Internal Auditor at the Office of the President of Somalia from 2020 to 2021.

    In this pivotal role, he played a key part in ensuring the responsible handling of financial operations, underlining his dedication to upholding the highest standards of financial


    Mr. Ahmed’s extensive experience in financial management spans from 2013 to 2020, with notable contributions to SIMAD University. Here, he served as the Admin and Finance Director, a lecturer for postgraduate and undergraduate studies, and later as the Deputy Rector of Admin and Finance. His efforts directly impacted the financial health and administrative excellence of the university, showcasing his ability to drive positive change in complex organizational settings.

    In a testament to his commitment to capacity-building, Mr. Ahmed served as a tutor of finance and accounting funded by the World Bank from 2014 to 2015. This role significantly contributed to the enhancement of government staff capacity, particularly in the field of public financial management, leaving a lasting impact on the Somali government’s ability to navigate financial

    Challenges effectively.

    Mr. Ahmed Said holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors (BBA-Hons) in finance. His strong academic foundation is complemented by professional certificates in project management and forensic accounting, underscoring his dedication to excellence and showcasing his multifaceted

    Expertise in the field.

    As the Director General of IND, Mr. Ahmed continues to bring his wealth of experience, strategic vision, and commitment to advancing government operations, making invaluable contributions to the field of public administration and finance in Somalia.

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