Somali: Aadan Maxamed
Arabic: عدن محمد
|Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development|
15 May 2013
|Born||December 1963 (age 49–50)
El Wak, North Eastern Province
|Alma mater||University of Nairobi (BCom)
Harvard Business School (MBA)
|Profession||Chartered Accountant (ACA)|
|Positions||MD, Barclays Kenya (2002-12)|
Adan Abdulla Mohammed (Somali: Aadan Maxamed, Arabic: عدن محمد) is a prominent Somali banker and entrepreneur. He previously served as the Managing Director of Barclays Bank in East and West Africa. As of 15 May 2013, he is the Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization of Kenya.
Aden was born to Somali parents in the town of El Wak in Mandera District, where he had his primary and secondary education. He was one of only two pupils at Mandera Primary School who made it to high school. Adan proceeded to the University of Nairobi, from where he graduated in 1989 with a first class BCom degree.
After joining Pricewaterhouse Coopers, he was sent to London for training as a chartered accountant. He later switched his focus to consulting, and was posted to Shell in Nigeria for three years in this capacity. In 1994, Aden decided to pursue an MBA at the Harvard Business School, a degree he completed in 1998.
After receiving his MBA, Aden returned to Kenya and joined the country's Barclays branch as a Finance Director. Aden would rise through the ranks and eventually assume his current position as Managing Director of Barclays bank in East and West Africa. Under his tenure, BBK won the Banker Awards 2009.
Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization and Enterprise Development
On 25 April 2013, Mohammed was named as Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, one of 18 Cabinet Secretary nominees to the new Uhuru Kenyatta administration. He was later sworn into office on 15 May 2013.
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