The long-serving Libyan ambassador to the UAE, Aref Nyad, has resigned. He was originally appointed to the job by the National Transitional Council (NTC) in June of 2011.
|In a letter to Ageela Saleh, President of the House of Representatives (HoR) Nyad gave no reason for his resignation but said that it had been an honor to serve as ambassador. He said that all official documents and stamps had been handed over to the financial controller of the embassy. A document attached to the resignation letter says that Nayed had not been paid his salary or received any money during the long period he was ambassador. However, it is not thought that non-payment of his salary was a reason for his resignation. One wonders why Nyad's salary was never paid. You would think this should be a reason for his resignation! However, it is Nyad rather than the UAE who has opted for this arrangement: "Nayed has resigned five times, each resignation being rejected by successive Libyan governments. During his tenure as Ambassador, Nayed has never taken a salary nor exercised diplomatic privileges."|
In 1998, Nyad interrupted his academic career at the behest of his father and founded Agathon Systems Limited/Alada, an engineering and technology enterprise focused on building data centers, networking and banking infrastructures across Libya. Prior to the Libyan Revolution in 2011, Agathon represented 33 global technology companies in Libya, including IBM, CITRIX, NCR, Nortel, Microsoft and APC. Nayed directly oversaw the implementation of projects across Libya and deployed some of the earliest projects in the automation of both the oil and banking sectors of Libya. Nayed's companies introduced ATM systems across the country and was responsible for the national payment system for the Central Bank of Libya.The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) could probably use his expertise in building the financial system and ironing out difficulties.