President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has appointed Shimaz Ali (Bluebell, S. Hulhudhoo) as the Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation.
Shimaz has previously served the government as a program officer at the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture.
He has also fulfilled the role of Media Officer for the Football Association of Maldives (FAM).
Shimaz is well known to the public as a sports journalist and for having appeared as an analyst on shows during important tournaments such as the World Cup.
He has also completed the Commonwealth Media Development Workshop.