Somali president reappoints governor

Abdirahman Abdullahi has overseen central bank’s introduction of first national payments system

Abdirahman Abdullahi 446A6610.jpg
Abdirahman Abdullahi
Lucy Stewart/Infopro Digital

Abdirahman Mohammed Abdullahi has been appointed to a second four-year term as governor of the Central Bank of Somalia (CBS), Central Banking has been told.

International financial organisations had been worried Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud might replace Abdullahi with an unqualified governor, sources said. But instead, he has invited Abdullahi to serve for another four-year term.

Abdullahi has been governor since July 2019 and has overseen a wide range of reforms. The CBS introduced

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Central Banking? View our subscription options

Register for Central Banking

All fields are mandatory unless otherwise highlighted

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account