SSN4PSI Advisory Board

Mr. Gamal M Hassan

Mr. Gamal M Hassan is the Minister of Planning, Investment and Economic Development of the Federal Government of Somalia. Prior to this position, Mr. Hassan served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Somalia to the Republic of Kenya. In 2016, Ambassador Hassan was concurrently appointed as the Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, Union of the Comoros, and the Republic of Mauritius. He also served as Somalia’s Permanent Representative to United Nations Environment Program and UN Habitat, and a Focal Point to Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


Before joining the Government, he served as a Senior Political Advisor to the United States Special Representative for Somalia (SRS) on political affairs and related democracy, governance, and human rights issues.He has also worked for the Government of Canada, Carleton University in Ottawa, and Canadem in Ukraine, and studied at Carleton and MOI Universities and obtained BA in Political Science and MA in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy respectively. Mr. Hassan is married with three children.