President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu is the 8th President of the Republic of Maldives. He took his oath of office on 17th November 2023.
President Dr. Muizzu received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. During his academic life, Dr. Muizzu always stood out as a studious, well-versed student who achieved academic excellence, leading up to his doctorate. He has also attained Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from America’s Project Management Institute (PMI).
President Dr. Muizzu’s service to the government began in March 1998 with his first job as a Construction and Public Works Planning Technician Trainee at Ministry of Construction and Public Works. In addition to serving the government, Dr. Muizzu also served in some key positions in the private sector. He also held key positions at political parties in the Maldives.
His years as Minister of Housing and Infrastructure from February 2012 to November 2018 marked unprecedented success in the implementation of housing projects in Maldivian history. The Maldives also witnessed the construction of the tallest buildings and biggest infrastructure projects under Dr. Muizzu’s leadership, with multiple road projects and land reclamation projects coming to fruition. The Sinamale’ Bridge, Dharumavantha Hospital, Hiya Flats, Hahdhunmathi main road, Male’ Ring Road, Male’ Industrial Village, and reclamation of Hulhumale’ Phase II stand as a testimony to Dr. Muizzu’s visionary leadership and service to the nation. With the completion of multiple parks and public spaces under his supervision, Dr. Muizzu truly transformed the face of Male’ City. During his time as Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Dr. Muizzu saw the successful completion of multiple land reclamation, harbour development, and water and sewerage projects across the atolls.
President Dr. Muizzu is also the first Mayor of Male’ City to be elected through a direct vote of the residents in the capital Male’ City. In his two years and six months as Male’ City Mayor from 17 May 2021 to 17 November 2023, Dr. Muizzu worked tirelessly to transform Male’ City into a greener, more pleasant environment. His efforts as Male’ City Mayor has been well received by the public. During his mayorship, Dr. Muizzu led by example, working closely with the citizens in the capital, making house calls to gain a better understanding of the living conditions in the city, and actively advocating for decentralization and empowerment of local bodies.
President Dr. Muizzu, during his presidential campaign, pledged to ensure the freedom and security of Maldivians, justice, and equality among people. He pledged to uphold the values of Islam and patriotism, and to bring a new era of development to the nation. In his first address to the public as President of the Maldives, Dr. Muizzu reiterated his commitment to his pledges.