Directors Profile

Ismail Mamdhooh

Mr. Ismail Mamdhooh

Director, Social Affairs

Mr. Ismail Mamdhooh joined the SAARC Secretariat in October 2020 as Director, Social Affairs Division.

Mr. Mamdhooh began his foreign service career in 2002 as Desk Officer (Trainee). Prior to his current appointment at the SAARC Secretariat,

Mr. Mamdhooh served at the High Commission of Maldives to the United Kingdom as First Secretary. He also served as the Director of Administration Division, Assistant Director of SAARC Division and served 3 diplomatic posting, twice at the High Commission of Maldives to the United Kingdom and at the High Commission of Maldives to India. He also served at the Protocol Division, Finance Division and Economic Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Mamdhooh have attended several SAARC meetings, including Programming Committee and Expert Group meetings prior to his appointment as Director, Social Affairs. He also participated other regional and international meetings.

Mr. Mamdhooh has Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Cyberjaya, Malaysia.  He has a Master’s Degree in Management Science (Public Policy) from Peking university, Beijing, China. 

He is married with a son.