Abdullahi Bihi Hussein, CEO, Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN)

Abdullahi Bihi Hussein

CEO, Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN)

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Abdullahi Bihi Hussein has served as the CEO of the Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) since February 2016 and has previously been involved with the NREN since its early days in late 2009 as its CTO. Abdullahi led the growth of SomaliREN and oversaw its transformation into an operational NREN with a vision to drive not only the digital transformation of the Somali higher education and research institutions but also to serve as a platform to innovate education and research in Somalia. He is passionate about disrupting the research and education networking scene, and envisages a global Research and Education community that is not only sustainable but contributes to the betterment of the global economy and human condition.

He has a BSc degree in computer science, and an M Sc in Data Communications and Networks from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Technology at UIT, Hamdard University in Karachi.