Deeq Sulaiman Yusuf’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Somali politician
Is Politician
From Somalia
Type Politics
Gender male

Somalia, Somalia

Brunel University

Dr. Deeq Sulaiman Yusuf (Somali: Deeq Sulaymaan Yuusuf, Arabic: الديك سليمان يوسف‎) is a Somali politician. He is the Director of the Presidential Palace of the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia.

Personal life

Yusuf hails from the northern Sool, Sanaag and Cayn (SSC) regions of Somalia.

For his post-secondary education, he earned a BA in Social Welfare from the Brunel University in London, graduating with honours. Yusuf also holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the same institution, as well as another Master’s Degree in Refugee Studies from the University of East London.


Early career

In a professional capacity, Yusuf has served as a senior social worker, senior substance misuse practitioner, and senior community development officer in the United Kingdom.

He has also worked at the Addis Ababa University’s Institute of Peace and Security Studies. Yusuf likewise acted as a program Expert Consultant for Research on Somalia Restoration at the African Union’s Department of Peace and Security.

Additionally, Yusuf served as a good governance consultant to the Somali central government during Abdiweli Mohamed Ali’s term as Prime Minister of Somalia.

Director of the Presidential Palace

On 15 January 2014, newly elected President of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali appointed Yusuf as the region’s new Director of the Presidential Palace.