Before taking office at the United Nations, Toihiri held the Chair for French literature and was Senior Lecturer at the University of Comoros. He has been a frequent contributor to Comoros newspapers, the Kashkazi and the Alwatwan, and served as Editor and Chief of Le Comorian, a newspaper written for Comoriens overseas. Toihiri has a long history in teaching French, as well as, instructing other professionals in teaching the language. Outside of his academic career, he has worked for Sony and TDK as Director for Public Relations, in Paris. Ambassador Toihiri also was the High Steward of EUCLID (Euclid University) between 2011 and 2012.