Ms .Fatma Awale has a Masters in International Relations and an Undergraduate Degree in International Business. She previously worked for United Nations Development Programme Somalia (UNDP-Somalia). Ms Awale has served in various Government Boards as a Director. Before her appointment, she was Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Mombasa Water and Sanitation Company. She has also served as Member of the National Anti-corruption Steering Committee and the Export Promotion Council (EPC)

Ms Awale is also a Fund Raising Committee Board Member of WEMA Centre, its core function is housing and rehabilitation of street children. She is also a Trustee of Reach out Rehabilitation Centre whose main mandate is to rehabilitate drug users.
She believes that every leader should endeavor to provide services effectively and efficiently with no discrimination.