President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Dr. Abdulla Mausoom as the Minister of Tourism.
In a tweet, presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Hood announced the appointment of Dr. Mausoom. He took his oath of office today with Supreme Court Justice, Uz Mahaz Ali Zahir, presiding over a special ceremony held at the President’s Office this afternoon.
Dr. Mausoom holds a Doctorate Degree, from the University of Birmingham, UK, and his doctoral thesis was on the interdependency and the relationship between the government and the private sector in sustainable tourism development. He has also completed his MSc in Hotel Management at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.
Dr. Abdulla Mausoom had previously served in the Cabinet in 2008 as the Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation and had also held the portfolio of Minister of Environment, Energy, and Water. He also served as the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation and a Member of Parliament, representing the Kelaa Constituency. Dr. Abdulla Mausoom was also a Board Member of the Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI).
Most recently, he served as the Maldives’ High Commissioner to Singapore, a non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to Commonwealth of Australia, and as the non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to New Zealand. Prior to his appointment Dr. Mausoom was relieved of these duties, so that he may fulfill his new cabinet responsibilities.