President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday appointed Mohamed Amir Ahmed as the Director-General of the National Archives.
According to the President's Office, the appointment was made under Article 7, Clause (b) of the National Archives Act.
Amir, who is from Faresmaathodaa, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Dhivehi Language.
He has worked extensively in teaching, writing and journalism. Additionally, he was a member of Maldives National Broadcasting Corporation (MNBC). Until this appointment, he was filling the role of Director – Administration and Human Resources at Sun Media Group.
The Director-General of National Archives is mandated to oversee efforts to ensure preservation of official documents, photographs, maps and records of the state, as stipulated in the National Archives Act.
The National Archives was established on January 19, 2012, per the National Archives Act (Act number 16/2011).