Ahmed Shide is the State Minister of the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. Prior to that, he served in various roles for the Somali National Regional State, such as Deputy Bureau Head of the Agricultural and Rural Development Bureau, Senior Development Advisor to the President in 2008, Head of the Office of Civil Service Reform Bureau from 2004 to 2005, and Head of the Office of the President and the Cabinet from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Shide was also the Chairman for the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Pastoral and Rural Development in the Somali Regional State Parliament in 2003, the Senior Advisor for the Somali Regional President the following year, and Secretary General for the Somali People’s Democratic Party from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Shide received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the Ethiopian Civil Service College, a postgraduate diploma in Managing Rural Resources and Resource Conflicts from the International Institute of Social Studies at The Hague, and a Master’s of Arts in Participation, Development and Social Change from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.
Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia