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Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor (Dhivehi: އަހުމަދު އަދީބު އަބްދުލް ޤަފޫރު; born 11 April 1982) is a Maldivian politician who briefly served as Vice President of Maldives in 2015. Prior to his appointment on 22 July 2015, he served as the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.
|5th Vice President of the Maldives|
22 July 2015 – 5 November 2015
|Preceded by||Mohamed Jameel Ahmed|
|Succeeded by||Abdulla Jihad|
|Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture|
12 February 2012 – 22 July 2015
|President||Mohamed Waheed Hassan|
|Preceded by||Dr. Mariyam Zulfa|
|Succeeded by||Moosa Zameer|
|Vice President of Progressive Party of Maldives|
18 January 2013 – 27 October 2015
Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor
11 April 1982
|Political party||Maldives Third Way Democrats|
|Progressive Party of Maldives|
(m. 2006; div. 2018)
Maryam Nashwa (m. 2015)
|Alma mater||Staffordshire University|
Edith Cowan University
Early career and family lifeEdit
Ahmed Adeeb was born and raised in Male' City. Adeeb is the son of Abdul Ghafoor Adam and Shaheema Mohamed.
Ahmed Adeeb attended the Majeediyya School for his primary education before receiving his degree from Staffordshire University in 2007. He received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Edith Cowan University in 2008.
Adeeb began his career in 2001 at Maldives Customs Services. After graduating in 2008 he started work as the Chief Operating Officer at Millennium Capital Holdings Pvt Ltd, before he got elected as the Treasurer of Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MNCCI) the same year. He was later elected as President of the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MNCCI) in 2011. Adeeb stepped into the national spotlight in 2009 as a young academic discussing various economic issues relating to the government.
He became the fifth Vice President of Maldives on 22 July 2015.
On 24 October 2015 it was announced that Adeeb had been arrested by Maldives police in connection with a 28 September 2015 bomb attack which targeted President Abdulla Yameen.
He is currently held in Dhoonidhoo prison awaiting trial.
After the controversial resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed on 7 February 2012, President Waheed appointed Ahmed Adeeb as Tourism Minister. After Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as President of Maldives, on 17 November 2013, Ahmed Adeeb was appointed as Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. Apart from being the Tourism Minister, Ahmed Adeeb was also the chair of the Economic Council. Ahmed Adeeb is a major stakeholder in Maldives politics.
Ahmed Adeeb married Fathimath Liusha in 2006 and belongs to an affluent family in Male’. His wife has been pillar of strength to him even before his political career. Together, they have two children, a son and a daughter.
In July 2015, President Abdulla Yameen appointed Ahmed Adeeb as the Vice President of Maldives. The oath taking ceremony was held at the President’s Office where the oath was administered by Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed. The People’s Majlis approved his nomination with 70 votes in favor. Ahmed Adeeb was the youngest vice president in the world at the time.
- "Maldives crisis: Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb removed from power". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- "Mr. Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor was appointed as Minister of Tourism by H.E. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom". Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Maldives. 17 November 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2019.