Asal Welcomes New CEO

June 06, 2024

Asal Welcomes Mohamed Abdirizak as New CEO, Rahma Ahmed Steps into COO Role

Asal appoints Mohamed Abdirizak as CEO, succeeding Rahma Ahmed, who transitions to COO. This strategic move reflects Asal’s vision for growth and impact. With Mohamed Abdirizak as the new CEO, Asal gains another seasoned leader to drive its vision forward. Rahma Ahmed's shift to COO ensures a seamless transition,preserving her valuable insights and contributions to Asal’s success.

Mohamed brings over 23 years of invaluable experience in development work and a strong commitment to driving positive change in the region.

Mohamed Abdirizak’s extensive expertise and track record of impactful leadership make him the ideal candidate to lead Asal into its next phase of growth and impact. With a distinguished career spanning various roles in international organizations and government, including serving as theMinister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the Federal Republic of Somalia, Mohamed brings a unique blend of political acumen and development insight to his new role.

"Mohamed's appointment marks an exciting new chapter for our organization. His wealth of experience, coupled with his unwavering dedication to the advancement of our country and its people, align perfectly with Asal's mission and vision." – Rahma Ahmed, Founder of Asal.

Throughout his career, Mohamed Abdirizak has demonstrated consistent commitment to driving change and promoting collaboration across diverse stakeholders. From his role as the Managing Director of the Platform for Political Dialogue and Accommodation to his tenure as a Country Director for the National Democratic Institute, Mohamed has been a catalyst for tangible progress and impact in the development sector.

"I am honored to join Asal as the new CEO and build upon the remarkable foundation laid by Rahma Ahmed and Quman, and their team," said Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud. "Asal's dedication to promoting sustainable development and empowering communities resonates deeply with me. I am excited to leverage my experience and networks to further elevate Asal's impact and contribute to positive change in Somalia and the region."

Asal looks forward to embarking on this new journey under Mohamed Abdirizak Mohamud's leadership, continuing its mission of advancing inclusive spaces, strengthening institutions, and creating lasting change in the region.