His Excellency Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed is the Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations. He assumed work at the Mission on 17 July 2017.
Ambassador Mohamed has been in the Maldives Foreign Service since May 1985, and has held various positions at the Ministry and at Missions overseas. Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohamed was the Foreign Secretary of the Maldives, a position he held from November 2013 to July 2017.
Among the important positions that Ambassador Mohamed held include Additional Secretary (Policy Planning), Director General (Foreign Relations), Director General (External Resources), and Assistant Director (Research).
Ambassador Mohamed was the main focal point in the Government of Maldives for mobilising and coordinating foreign aid to the Maldives in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. He was also among the key officials that coordinated national development planning during the period 2005-2007. Ambassador Mohamed represented the Maldives at various international meetings. He was the head of the Maldives delegation at the 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, and also headed the Maldives Delegation in the last Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta in November 2015.
Ambassador Mohamed holds a PhD in Diplomatic Studies from the Australian National University, and a Masters in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Leicester, UK. He is married and has a daughter and a son.