Chief of Protocol
Ahmed Shiaan is a former Ambassador to the UK, EU, Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg. 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 held a range of positions at the Foreign Ministry ranging from Head of Division to Head of Department. He has also been Director of the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives, conducting diplomatic training courses for Maldivian Foreign Service officials, and served 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 60 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 Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Economics (Bangalore University, India), a Masters 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 Europe and Asia. In addition to his mother tongue Dhivehi, Mr Shiaan is a fluent speaker of English, German, and Hindi.