Ahmed Adeeb

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Ahmed Adeeb
އަހުމަދު އަދީބު
5th Vice President of the Maldives
In office
22 July 2015 – 5 November 2015
PresidentAbdulla Yameen
Preceded byMohamed Jameel Ahmed
Succeeded byAbdulla Jihad
Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture
In office
17 November 2013 – 22 July 2015
Vice President of Progressive Party of Maldives
In office
18 January 2013 – 2015
Personal details
Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor

(1982-04-11) 11 April 1982 (age 36)
Malé, Maldives
Political partyMaldives Third-Way Democrats
Other political
Progressive Party of Maldives
Spouse(s)2nd wife - Maryam Nashwa (30th January 2015 - current)
Children2 from first wife
Alma materStaffordshire University
Edith Cowan University
Ahmed Adeeb with some youth leaders who joined Progressive Party of Maldives in their Grand Rally.

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.

Early career and family life[edit]

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.

On 5 November, Adeeb was removed from office as Vice President by a no confidence vote from the People's Majlis.[1]

He is currently held in Dhoonidhoo prison awaiting trial.

Political career[edit]

After the controversial resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed on February 7, 2012, President Waheed appointed Ahmed Adeeb as Tourism Minister.[2] After Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as President of Maldives, on November 17, 2013, Ahmed Adeeb was appointed as Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.[3] 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.[4]

Personal life[edit]

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.

Vice Presidency[edit]

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.


  1. ^ "Maldives crisis: Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb removed from power". Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. ^ Mr. Ahmed Adeeb appointed as Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture
  4. ^ Mr. Ahmed Adeeb appointed as Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture