Sharif Mohamed


Sharif Mohamed (Dhivehi:ޝާރިފް މުޙައްމަދު; born 9 May 1995) is a Maldivian politician who served as a Media Coordinator at The President's Office of the Maldives in 2015. Prior to his appointment on 7 July 2015, he served in executive committees of non-governmental organizations and as a council member of the Jumhooree Party (Republican Party).

Sharif began his career in 2012 at The Space Pvt Ltd as an administrative and marketing officer. During the continuation of his studies, he had worked on and off at certain different organizations and institutions. After graduating in 2018, he started work as the Corporate Affairs Manager and as a Non-Executive Director to the Board at South Palm Maldives Pvt Ltd.

Sharif stepped into the national spotlight in 2012 as a young academic individual expressing the emerging concerns on the political turmoil of the nation and how badly it was affecting the nation.

On 10 July 2015, he became the third Media Coordinator at the President's of the Maldives under the administration of President Abdulla Yameen.

On 19 August 2015, it was announced that Sharif had been sacked from his post after making statements vowing to confront Vice President Ahmed Adeeb in defense of PresidentAbdulla Yameen. The leaked audio clip unleashed the uncertainty within the government and deteriorating relations between President Yameen and Vice President Adeeb. Sharif mentioned in the audio clip “I will confront anyone who criticizes President Yameen, you cannot tell me who I should confront. I have no problem confronting even the Vice President for President Yameen,” Sharif is heard saying in an audio clip posted by the opposition-aligned Raajje TV.