Presently I occupy the position of President of the Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy (BMFA) in Berbera, Somaliland and have occupied this position since December 2015. Prior to my current position, I was engaged as a Consultant at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources in Somaliland.

In addition, over the past 25 years I have successfully worked in various management positions for a variety of governmental institutions and on NGO projects in different management grade capacities. During my years in Sweden I worked in the Swedish public sector principally in the administration and organizational planning units being responsible for, inter alia, retirement payments for 150 Swedish pensioners.

I possess an MSc in Port and Shipping Administration (PSA92) obtained during 1991-1992 from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. I also possess a BSc in Accounting and Management obtained in 1986-1987 from the Somali Institute of   Development Administration and Management. (SIDAM), Mogadishu, Somalia. Furthermore, I have attended courses funded by the EU Cape Nestor and IMO for Maritime Authority Administrations (MAA) covering Sstandards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) for seafarers and Port State control (PSC) in Addis Ababa and Djibouti respectively.

I believe my employment history clearly illustrates how my career has developed and shows that I am flexible in my approach to problem solving- both as a manager and in a team environment. Further, as my resume also indicates, I have gained experience from SIDA’s strategy and policy of collaboration with the local NGOs in Somaliland. 

I would advocate that I am qualified for and possess the capacity to successfully fulfill the requirements for the vacant position advertised, due to my knowledge, experience, and education.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future and would be willing to attend an interview to discuss my employment options further.



Institution: Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy (BMFA)

Duration: December 2015-Present

  • Responsible for all academic and administrative affairs
  • Responsible for policy matters, planning coordination, public relations, fund raising and general development of the Academy
  • General responsibility to the Board for maintaining and promoting the efficiency of the Academy
  • Confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates
  • Chair of the Academy Senate
  • Aided in the development of an MOU partnership between BMFA and the National Taiwanese Ocean University in Keelung, Taiwan
  • Aided in obtaining a fishing and training vessel to be used at Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy (BMFA) for the purposes of using the catch for income revenue to the Academy and in which our students will be able to train at sea.
  • Aided in conception and obtaining funds to construct a new Information and Communication Technology building on BMFA’s campus


Institution: Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

Duration: March 2014-2015

  • Data collection analysis of fishermen and vessels in Somaliland carrying out field trips to the principal artisanal fishing ports of Berbera, Seylac, and Mait to work with the MFMR Regional Coordinators in completing the Census/Registration of fishermen and vessels. Assisted the Manager of data base in his responsibilities in collecting the census information and printing the identity cards. Worked with the Fishing Association (SOMFISH, SAHIL and Umbrella Fishing Association Industry. Provided advice to the MFMR in establishing the Competent Authority. Provided advice to the MFMR in establishing a Fish Inspection Service.
  • Census report from Sanaag Regions to the Sofreco World Bank
  • Established an official arrangement with prime minister of Djibouti Mr. Abdoukarim Kamil and the minister of the Ministry of Fisheries, Livestock, Agriculture and Water in Djibouti – Mr. Mohamed Awale
  • Participated in the National Maritime Administration conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 2014
  • Attended the Flag State Management and Practice Conference in Djibouti

Vice President

Institution: Berbera Maritime and Fisheries Academy

Duration: February 2012-March 2014

  • Coordinated directing and developing the academic departments and units of the Academy
  • Responsible for all academic matters and made decisions in consultation with the President
  • Monitored all financial transactions, accounting and budgetary processes and procedures of the Academy
  • Worked actively with all sections of the Academy to ensure a spirit of Academy-wide Collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork


Institution: Ministry of Education in Jonkoping, Sweden

Duration: 2007-2011

  • Assisted students to overcome Swedish language problems
  • Help instruct in Somali culture and home language
  • Promoted parent-school relationships and gave proper advice

Finance Officer

FOBAG, Hargeisa, Somaliland

Duration: 2003-2006

  • Finance Officer funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) responsible for the budgetary control, annual reports, cash flow management, monitoring of cash handling cycle and banking and transfer reconciliation


Finance Officer

Local Government, Orebro, Sweden

Duration: 2001-2003

  • Economic registration and payment of invoice in the supplies ledger
  • External customer ledger and payments
  • Internal invoice and the registration of bookkeeping drafts

Finance Officer

Institution: Social Insurance, Kumla, Sweden

Duration: 1999-2000

  • Temporary parental allowance for families with children
  • Assessed all cases according to the law and sent back forms for completion
  • Decided payments and worked with elderly for supplements



Institution: Somali Port Modernization, Mogadishu World Bank Disbursement – Mogadshu-Somalia

Duration: 1997-1999

  • Contributed technical support in the area of port management in Somalia
  • Managed procurement bids tasks
  • Gave advise on port management policies
  • Prepared procurement price quotation tasks


Chief Accountant

Institution: Somalia Insurance Company of Mogadishu

Duration: 1981-1996

  • Collected account ledgers.
  • Posted journals in departments.
  • Verified checking, cash, and payment checks according the law
  • Wrote reports
  • Registration and payment of invoices in the supplies ledger


Thank you for your consideration,

Abdiqani Mohammed Khaire


Abdiqani Mohammed Khaire

President, Berbera Maritime and

Fisheries Academy

Berbera, Somaliland

TEL: +252634788325

TEL: +25263 4033214