Somaliland President

The Honorable Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo

Elected to office in July 2010 presidential election, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo is the current president of the Republic Of Somaliland and the leader of the Peace, Unity and Development Party.

His Excellency was born in 1936 in the northwestern town of Burao, situated in the former British Somaliland protectorate. He attended school locally during his early years then moved to London, United Kingdom for Secondary education and Advance Level between 1958-1960. He also attended the University of Manchester England between 1960-65 England where he graduated with an Honors Degree in Economics as well as Master’s Degree in the same discipline.

Between 1965 to 1980, His Excellency held high ranking positions in the former Somali Republic Government . These positions included Minister of Planning and Co-ordination, Minister of Commerce and Chair of the National Economic Board. President Silanyo played a major role in the Nationhood Government. He was the chairman of the Somali National Movement (SNM), UK branch from 1982-1984, He then transitioned into becoming the Chairman of the Somali Nation Movement in 1984 to 1990. He was the longest serving chairman and in command throughout the most tumultuous, expansive and decisive period of the movement.

Before His election into power in 2010, President Silanyo contributed to the Somaliland Government as a Member of the house of Representatives and Minister of Finance.

Internationally, the President attended sessions of the United States, OAU, Arab League, as well as Islamic and Non-Aligned Movement conferences. He was the leader of the Somali Delegation to the UN special Sessions in New York, OAU and Arab League.

President Ahmed M. Mohamoud Silanyo is a seasoned politician and a true Somaliland Hero. He has a shining political track record in the Somali political scene and a colorful history full of patriotism and bravery.