President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday appointed Dr Mohamed Zahir as a member of the Elections Commission (EC).
During a ceremony held at the President's Office, Dr Zahir was presented the letter of appointment by the president.
Afterwards, the newest EC member took his oath of office, administered by Hathif Hilmee, Chief Justice of the High Court.
Dr Zahir attained his PhD from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Additionally, he completed his Master of Business Administration from the Open University in Malaysia.
Dr Zahir previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Maldives National University (MNU) and had also filled the position of Director at EC.