Eng. Abdullahi Ali Hassan is the founder of Center for Education and Development (CED); he was born in Mogadishu, Somalia 1964. He completed his primary, intermediate and high school education in Mogadishu, Somalia before proceeding to Somali National University where he earned a BSC degree in civil engineering on november 15, 1984. From 1989 to 1990, he was awarded Master degree in business administration (MBA) jointly sponsored by the United States of America and Somalia Institute of Development Administration and Management (SIDAM) and State University of New York at Sunny, Albany. In addition Eng. Abdullahi was key prominent humanitarian practioner who worked after 1990 with various INGOs including Diakonia Bread for the World (DBG) in management positions.
Eng. Abdullahi also served as former executive director and chairman of CED, he will be remembered as architect who significantly contributed to CED’s transformation from community level NGO to national and regional civil society organization that has shown competency, transparency and accountability in all its leadership, management and policies to efficiently and effective help the vulnerable and voiceless people through empowerment by initiating development programs that eventually guide them to take controls of their lives.
In May 2019, Eng. Abdullahi was appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industries for the Federal Government of Somalia where he served until September 2020. He is currently politician and philontrophical aspirant who always stand for the reconstruction and state building of the country.