Mahamud Abdi Ali Gabeire is the best friend to business in Somalia. Serving ten years as the president of Somalia’s Chamber of Commerce, he has worked tirelessly to promote the nation’s enterprises both at home and abroad. He has organized numerous trade shows locally. He has traveled overseas to brand Somalia as the gateway to business in East Africa.
Gabeire is a homegrown talent. He was born in the Hobio region of Mudug and went to school locally. He performed national service for two years. As a young man, he held various positions in the Finance Ministry before the civil war made government service not only dangerous but nearly impossible. But he didn’t leave Somalia. He stayed to build his country in a different direction.
He became an entrepreneur. First, he founded and led the Hilaac Fuel Company. Adding to his energy expertise, Gabeire was added to the Board of Directors of the Somalia Fuel Company. Tristar Global Logistics also tapped him as a board member. He has also helped run the Marina Beach real estate firm.
His success in those enterprises led him to be elected as the Benadir Business Union Chairman. There, he not only helped develop businesses in the country’s capital region, but he also helped the community with social issues and other needs. The natural next step was to go to the Chamber of Commerce to apply his skills to building commerce across the entire nation. Mahamud Abdi Ali Gabeire has become the business leader for Somalia’s present and future.