Bio: Mohamed Aslam

Mohamed Aslam served in the Government of Maldives for over fifteen years, holding senior executive positions in the Ministry of Construction and Public Works.  In 2005, Aslam left his civil service career and joined the country's first opposition party, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).  He was actively involved in Party efforts to speed up democratic reforms in the Maldives.

Following the election of President Mohamed Nasheed, Aslam was appointed as the Minister of Housing, Transport and Environment in November 2008.  His portfolio was later changed to Minister of Housing and Environment.

Aslam holds a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Bachelor of Science (with Honors) in Geological Oceanography from the University of Wales, United Kingdom.