Former High Commissioners

H.E. Mr Ahmed Zaki (20th March 1996 – 15th November 1996)

H.E. Mr Ahmed Zaki became the first High Commissioner of the Maldives to the United Kingdom when he presented his Letter of Credence to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on 20th March 1996. High Commissioner Zaki passed away on 15th November 1996 and the High Commissioner’s post remained vacant until the appointment of H.E. Mr Hassan Sobir in 2004.

H.E. Mr Hassan Sobir (24th October 2004 – 26th September 2007)

H.E. Mr Hassan Sobir was appointed as the High Commissioner of the Maldives to the United Kingdom on 24th October 2004. On 22nd February 2005, High Commissioner Sobir presented his Letter of Credence to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, and he remained in his post until the completion of his tenure in office on 26th September 2007.

H.E. Dr Mohamed Asim (30th December 2007 – 25th December 2008)

H.E. Dr Mohamed Asim was appointed as the High Commissioner of the Maldives to the United Kingdom on 31st December 2007, and he presented his Letter of Credence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 5th March 2008. High Commissioner Dr Asim relinquished his post and departed London on 25th December 2008.

H.E. Dr Farahanaz Faizal (25th March 2009 – 8th February 2012)

H.E. Dr Farahanaz Faizal was appointed as the High Commissioner of the Maldives to the United Kingdom on 13th December 2008. She arrived in London to officially assume her duties on 25th March 2009, before presenting her Letter of Credence to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on 25th March 2009. High Commissioner Dr Faizal was recalled by the Foreign Ministry on 9th February 2012.

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