Abdirashid has more than ten years of experience in managing and leading teams. Before joining Premier Bank, he served as a head of the international cooperation office and later as a director of public relations and international cooperation office at Mogadishu University, one of the leading academic institutions in Somalia.
During his tenure at Mogadishu University, Abdirashid has worked with various UN agencies, regional and international institutions in Somalia and beyond. He led several partnership projects and programs including research and capacity development projects.
Abdirashid is also an accomplished teaching staff member at Mogadishu University, and courses taught include Strategic Thinking and Management, Human Resource Planning, and Organizational Behaviour. He has written several articles relating to strategy, management, and leadership, including the one published in the International Journal of eBusiness and eGovernment Studies.
Abdirashid holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from Mogadishu University and the Open University of Malaysia. He is currently doing a Ph.D. in Management and Organization with an emphasis on leadership, innovation, and strategy at Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Turkey. Now, he is the head of HR and Admin at Premier Bank Limited, Somalia.