His Excellency Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim was appointed as the Minister of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Maldives on November 2013. Minister Thoriq holds the portfolio of protecting natural environment and its resources, managing climate change, coordinating the sustainable development goals, provision of the energy, water, sewerage and waste management services in the Maldives.
Minister Thoriq also oversees and provides policy direction to the affiliated agencies under the Ministry – the Environmental Protection Agency, the Maldives Energy Authority, the Maldives Meteorological Service, and the Biosphere Reserve Office.
Prior to his appointment as the Minister of Environment and Energy, he has served both in the private and public sector for more than 17 years in the field of building services, engineering design, and management of construction projects as well as mechanical and electrical building maintenance services.
Minister Thoriq holds a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering from the Loughborough University of Technology (UK), an MSc in Building Science from National University of Singapore, and an MBA from Preston University (USA).