Rhoda Jama Elmi, Deputy Minister of The Ministry


Ms. Rhoda Jama Elmi was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Finance in September 2021. Ms. Elmi had previously been active politically and diplomatically in Sweden and Somaliland. Previously she has served as the Somaliland envoy to Sweden for 5 years where she was responsible for establishing and strengthening diplomatic and bilateral relations between the two governments and was also the focal point of contact between the large Somaliland community in the Nordic nations and the Somaliland government.

Prior to that Ms. Elmi has been an active participant in Swedish politics and was appointed councilor to the local government, and member of the regional governments committee for Health and Medical care as well a politically appointed local government commissioner representing the Swedish liberal party.

Ms. Elmi has a Masters of Pharmacy degree from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and has an extensive experience as a Manager in the pharmaceutical industry, with emphasis in Business Development. She was also a leading pharmaceutical entrepreneur in Somaliland.

Ms. Elmi is a licensed pharmacist in Sweden and the European Union. She is also a keen promoter of wellness and healthy living and a nature enthusiast.