H.E. Amani Abeid Karume is former President of Zanzibar. He previously served in government office as Chief Treasurer, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Planning, and Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Transport. During the 1980s, Hon. Karume worked as a consultant for a British-based business in Zanzibar. He returned to government and politics in 1990 when he was elected to the Zanzibar House of Representatives. In 1995, he was re-elected in multiparty polls.