Marian Haji Elmi is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience. She has held a variety of positions within the Somali government. She has worked as a legal advisor in the Office of the Attorney General as well as in the Department of Justice in the Government of Somalia.
Ms. Elmi served as a member of parliament in the Transitional National Government. In the past few years, Ms. Elmi has worked as a legal advisor at the Ministry of Interior and Federalism and within the Policy Unit of the Federal Government of Somalia.
In 2015, Ms. Elmi was nominated as a member of the Judiciary Services Commission.
Currently, Ms. Elmi is seeking to become a member of the Federal Parliament where she hopes to promote the rule of law; accountability and transparency within government institutions; and the rights of women.