Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (Somali: Shariif Sheekh Axmed, Arabic: شريف شيخ أحمد; born 25 July 1964) is a Somali politician who served as President of Somalia from 2009 to 2012. He is the founder and leader of Himilo Qaran political party and also the founder and head of the Forum for National Parties (Somali: Madasha Xisbiyada Qaran) of Somalia. He is the chairperson of the Council of Presidential Candidates of Somalia.

Sharif Sheikh Ahmed
شريف شيخ أحمد
7th President of Somalia
In office
31 January 2009  20 August 2012
Prime MinisterNur Hassan Hussein
Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke
Abdiwahid Elmi Gonjeh (Acting)
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo
Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
Preceded byAden Madobe (acting)
Succeeded byMuse Hassan Abdulle (acting)
Personal details
Born (1964-07-25) 25 July 1964 (age 58)
Mahaday, Somali Republic
Political partyHimilo Qaran
Alma materUniversity of Kordofan

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