Ms. Aminath Shifana started her career from Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1999 as a Desk Officer (Trainee). She has worked in Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1999 till 2010. During her tenure in Foreign Ministry she has worked in Research Section, Administration Section & Human Resources Section. When she resigned from Foreign Ministry she was Deputy Director of Human Resources Section. She has also worked in Civil Service Commission from 2010 till 2011 as an Assistant Lecturer and contributed to the establishment of Civil Service Training Institute. She has also worked in Auditor General’s Office as Head of Corporate Services Department, whereby she has immensely contributed to the development of the organization. Prior to her appointment as Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she was working in as Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Gender, Family and Social Services. Shifana holds Master of Management (2007) from International Islamic University Malaysia and B.Sc(Hons) Business Management (2004) from University of Wales.