Somalia’s governor on rebuilding its central bank

Abdirahman Mohamed Abdullahi
Photo: Central Bank of Somalia

How did your career begin?

That goes a long way back, to 1986. I started working at the ministry of finance in Somalia, as a young officer in the revenue department. That’s where I gained my interest in finance. I eventually built my career in financial management in both the public and private sectors.

When did you leave Somalia?

I left in 1989, just before the peak of the civil war. The civil war was already going on, but Mogadishu was relatively under the control of the central

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