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Abdisalam Omer
The Indian Ocean Newsletter
February 01, 2013


Dr. Abdisalam Omer  – Governor

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, appointed one of his old acquaintances, the economist Abdisalam Omer, to the post of governor of the Central Bank of Somalia (CBS) on 17 January. The two men have been rubbing shoulders since 2006/2007, when Hassan Sheikh was the dean of the private university SIMAD and Omer was at the head of the UNDP governance programme for Somalia. Omer then helped Hassan Sheikh develop SIMAD`s training programmes with the support of the United States International University (USIU) in Nairobi. A US citizen and former chief of staff of the mayor of Washington, Omer played a decisive role in the attribution in June 2009 of a contract toPricewaterhouseCoopers Associates Africa to manage the contributions from international donors to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu. The international consultancy then outsourced the control…

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