Dr. Hala Hameed
Dr. Hala Hameed was appointed by His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as Secretary, Multilateral at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 10th August 2020. In her capacity as Secretary, Multilateral she heads the Economic Cooperation Department coordinating external resource mobilization. Dr. Hala served as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Office in Geneva from 12th January 2016 to 15th July 2020. During her tenure in Geneva, she was concurrently accredited as Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Swiss Confederation and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Previously she served as Minister of State for Law and Gender, and prior to that, Dr. Hala held the position of Vice President and Commissioner of the Police Integrity Commission. Beginning her public service in 1981 at the National Planning Agency, she was employed at the President’s Office, after completing her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of the South Pacific, Suva Fiji. Dr. Hala served at the President’s Office from 1989 to 2008, beginning as a Research Officer at the Foreign Relations Section and was heading the Cabinet Division as Deputy Minister from 2006 to November 2008. Dr. Hala, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Gender and Development from the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich, United Kingdom and Master of Philosophy in Environmental Economics, from UEA.