Dr. Nur Dirie Hirsi
Chief of Staff
Dr. Nur Dirie Hirsi (Fuursade) is the Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Federal Republic of Somalia.
He was Born in Beledweyn in 1952 and holds both Ph.D. and Masters degrees from Missouri University in the United States.
He was one of the first graduates from the College of Engineering, Somali National University where he received his Bachelor’s degree.
Engineer Fuursade has served as a Lecturer at various universities and institutions including the Somali National University, University of Missouri (USA), UAE University in Al Ain (UAE) and Seneca College (Canada).
Between 1987-2017, Eng. Fuursade has served as an advisor providing consultancies and training on computer science, Data-base management, and technology-related programs to private companies and academic institutions in the United States, Canada, UAE.
The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, HE Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, appointed Dr. Nur Dirie Hirsi (Fuursade) ON 15th May 2019, to be the Chief of Staff, Federal Republic of Somalia.
Prior to his appointment, Engineer Fuursade has since 2017 been serving as the Strategic Advisor for H.E President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo with a key focus on Civil Registration and Identification Project with the support of the Government of Pakistan and the World Bank.