Dr. Abdulla Maussom, the newly appointed Tourism Minster has received the approval of the Parliament’s Government Oversight Committee as the committee voted unanimously in favor of the appointment.
President Ibrahim Solih made the appointment on the 6th of August, after Ali Waheed was dismissed as the Minister of Tourism following multiple allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against him last July.
Dr. Mausoom has previously served in the cabinet as the Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation and Minister of Environment, Energy and Water. He also headed the Maldives Tourism Promotion Board from 2004 to 2007, was also the MP for Kelaa Constituency from 2009 to 2014. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
He served most recently as the Maldivian High Commissioner to Singapore, non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to Commonwealth of Australia and as the non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to New Zealand.