Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
H.E Ali Faiz is currently serving as the 20th High Commissioner of Republic of Maldives to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, having been appointed by His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 25th January 2023. Prior to assuming the current appointment, H.E Faiz served as the President of the Maldives Police Board.
H.E Faiz is a marine engineer by profession and has over 40 years of extensive and wide-ranging service in the private and the government sectors. H.E Faiz worked as both aboard and shore engineer as well as operations manager at Marine Department of the Maldives Ministry of Transport. He also has served in the Maldives Transport and contracting Company (MTCC), as the Manager of Transport and Service Departments, and as the Deputy Director of Services.
In 1993, H.E Faiz joined the Ministry of Health as Deputy Director. In 1997, he took over as Deputy Director at the Ministry of Youth and Sports. From 2001 to 2008, H.E Faiz served as the Managing Director of Villa Fishing Pvt. Ltd. During the period 2004-2008, H.E Faiz also served in the parliament, as a member of Special Majlis for Baa Atoll Constituency.
In 2008, H.E Faiz served as a member of the Interim Election Commission of Maldives and from 2009 to 2012, as the Managing Director of the Maldives Industrial Fisheries Company Ltd. (MIFCO). In 2012, he served as the Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
H.E Faiz is an avid sportsman, and played football, hockey, and volleyball in his youth. Under his management, the Maldives National Football team won the prestigious SAFF Championship in 2008. He also has done many studies on the potentials of Mariculture in Maldives as a new industry to be developed and continue working as a consultant in the area of Mariculture Development.
H.E Ali Faiz is married to Fathimath Hussain Didi and has 2 daughters.