Commissioner Abdulkadir Adan Khalif was born and brought up in Mandera County. He studied at Elwak Primary School, Garissa Primary School, Wajir Secondary School, The Mombasa Polytechnic and the University of Nairobi where he graduated in Surveying and Photogrammetry. He worked for the Ministry of Lands as a Surveyor and later joined the private sector. Abdulkadir worked in the USA as a Surveyor and also studied Geomatics Engineering at St. Cloud State University. He returned to Kenya in 2009 and started a private practice as a Licensed Land Surveyor until he joined the National Land Commission in 2013.
He joins the Commission with a wealth of experience.