The Embassy


Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives in 1996, Mr Shiaan has acquired a wealth of experience at the Foreign Ministry and at overseas missions to become one of Maldives’ most seasoned career diplomats. He has not only served at both the London High Commission and the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations in New York, but also held a wide range of positions at the Foreign Ministry ranging from Head of Division to Head of Department. He has also served as the Director of the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives, conducting diplomatic training courses for Maldivian Foreign Service officials, and served as a member on a number of National Committees focusing on the environment, health and security.

Mr Shiaan has represented his country at a multitude of international meetings and conferences in over 40 countries across 5 continents. He has also coordinated and organised dozens of international meetings, conferences and seminars, including Heads of Government visits to and from Maldives.

Mr Shiaan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics (Bangalore University, India), a Master’s Degree in International Relations (Heidelberg University, Germany), and specialist training in Security Studies (Hawaii, USA). Additionally, he has completed number of training courses in diplomacy, international negotiation, security studies and environmental diplomacy in India, Malaysia, UK, Germany and USA. In addition to his mother tongue Dhivehi, Mr Shiaan is a fluent speaker of English and Hindi. He is married with two children.