General Ali Mohamed Hassan
Gen. Ali Mohamed Hassan Has been active in the intelligence, security and diplomacy field for over 40 years. Furthermore, He holds an Economics bachelor’s degree from Mogadishu National University. He started his career in the Somali National Army as an officer before switching to the National Security Service (NSS). At the NSS he rose through the ranks after undergoing several courses in the US, USSR, Egypt and Italy. Between 2005 and 2007, the general was named the head of Somalia’s Police Force, to rebuild the institution. He was then promoted to the rank of brigadier general—a rank he holds till this day. Gen. Hassan also held the post of Ambassador for Somalia in Tanzania. In 2011, Gen. Hassan went into the private sector, and started the private security company ISCO of which he is chairman of the board till this day. The general currently advises the Somali government and several other African leaders and organisations on security matters.