Adama Barrow is the third president of The Republic of The Gambia, after winning elections in December 2016. He was a real estate developer and founded Majum Real Estate in 2006, becoming its CEO. Previously, he has worked at the Alhagie Musa Njie & Sons Company as Sales Manager.
Dr. Isatou Touray has been serving as Vice President since March 2019. Prior to that, she has served as Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, and Minister of Health. She is an avid Activist and Social Reformer.
Dr. Mamadou Tangara is a seasoned Gambian Diplomat serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, a position he has held since 2018, having previously served in the same capacity from 2010-2012. Dr. Tangara also served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Mambury Njie is the current Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs. He has served in various capacities within the government over the years. He has served as Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service, Principal Presidential Adviser, Managing Director of Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation, among others.
Dawda A. Jallow is the Minister of Justice and Board Member of the OIC-Gambia Secretariat. Prior to his appointment as Minister of Justice, he worked as a Private Legal Practitioner. Previously, he worked at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs as Principal Legal Officer, Judiciary of The Gambia as 1st Class Magistrate and Principal Magistrate (Banjul Magistrate’s Court), and the National Council for Civic Education as Program Officer.
Hamat Bah is the current Minister of Tourism and Culture. He has previously worked as a teacher at the Gambia College and later became Manager of Novotel Hotel. Mr. Bah is a career politician and is the leader of the National Reconciliation Party.
Bai Lamin Jobe is the current Minister of Transport, Works, and Infrastructure since 2017. He has previously worked as a consultant, Fixed Assets Manager (UN), Regional Engineer (UN), and Building Management Officer (UN). He has also worked as Director General, Gambia Agency for Management of Public Works.
Minister of Lands and Regional Government
Yankuba Sonko is the Minister of Interior and Board Member of the OIC-Gambia Secretariat. Previously, he has worked as Inspector General of Police. Mr. Sonko has a long career in The Gambia Police Force and has served in various capacities over the years.
Secretary to the Cabinet/ Secretary to the Board
Yankuba Dibba is a career Development Practitioner and Civil Society Leader with decades of combined practice and team leadership within government, non-government organizations and civil society. Mr. Dibba has various qualifications from around the world including post-graduate qualifications with Distinction from institutions in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Dibba brings to the OIC Secretariat considerable executive and management experiences from a wide range of work settings and environments at both local and international levels.
Essa has a solid background in diplomacy and security-related functions. Prior to pursuing his studies abroad Sey served as a soldier for 5 years at the Fajara Barracks Bakau where he rose to the rank of a sergeant and served in various units. He was sent to Senegal for a specialized training at the Ecole Gendarmerie on combat and military police duties which includes administration and the preparation of case files for courts and investigations related to tracking crime. After which he went back to School-Gambia college, Center of Applied Linguistics, France Besancon and Dakar University with a diploma course on Public Admin and Diplomacy from the Institute of Public Admin in Free Town Sierra Leone.
Sey began his diplomatic career at a very young age thus rose through the ranks to the level of Ambassador. Sey served as first secretary at the Gambian embassy in France, was promoted to the rank of counselor at the same mission where he was later transferred to The Gambia's permanent mission at the United Nations. It is when The Gambia was a non permanent at the UN Security council a seat The Gambia occupied between 1997 and 1999.
Sey was promoted to the rank of Ambassador in 1999 and was posted back to Paris with concurrent accreditation to Russia, Portugal, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland and permanent delegate to UNESCO. In 2001 Sey was redeployed to The Republic of China on Taiwan with concurrent accreditation to the Phillippines and Indonesia. In 2002 Sey was posted to Washington DC as Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia with concurrent accreditation to Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela and Cuba. Sey's tour of duty ended. His career as a diplomatic took a twist. He was hired by HEB ISD Hurst Euless Independent School district Tarrant Country Texas as a visiting instructor specializing in French, English as 2nd language. Ambassador Sey was also hired by Tarrant country college during the fall of 2004 to deliver periodic lectures on Transnational cultures and Introduction to modern Africa. At the end of the academic year Sey relocated to Kentucky State with his family where he continued as visiting instructor at Jefferson country public schools.
Along the way Sey was recruited by the banking industry-Bank of America merchant services or commercial banking, where he served within the IT Department, Risk Fulfillment and Fraud control. Sey was also hired as quality tester by a consortium known as Measured Progress a seasonal contractual position he handled with other functions. Sey served as Analyst for Marsh covering Canada, UK, France and Africa and parts of Asia while at Marsh Sey was part of the team that maintained the French unit as Analysts for technology global distribution covering over 60,000 clientele around the globe. During the past 5 years to present Ambassador Sey has been working with the USSOCOM, US Army as Technical Instructor-Linguist specializing on French and other foreign languages. Currently Sey is the head of the Public Relations Department for OIC Secretariat - Gambia.
Omar Ann, Head of Admin and Human Resources, graduated from North Carolina Central University, in the U.S. with a Business degree (a double degree in Finance and Management).
While in USA, he worked with companies that engaged in community building, with over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience. Mr. Ann has been involved in many Gambian organizations where he contributed his leadership and team skills to effectively steer the organizations to meet its desired objectives. Until his return to The Gambia in early 2018, he served as President of the North Carolina Gambian Association, a 168-member organization.
He was also the Chairperson of Media for Gambia Democracy Fund, an organization that mobilized many Gambians at home and the diaspora to join hands and bring about change in The Gambia. Mr. Ann’s exceptional leadership qualities, willingness to learn, and be a team player makes him a valued member of the Secretariat.
Head of Brand and Communication
Tijan Fofana is the Ag. Head of Finance- OIC-Gambia Secretariat. Prior to joining the OIC, he worked at the National Audit Office for ten years, climbing through the ranks to Assistant Audit Manager. He has previously worked as Accountant, Thocomer Shipping Agency for five years. In conjunction, Mr. Fofana is a part-time lecturer at Grace Institution of Professional Accountant (GIPA).
Mr. Fofana is an ACCA Qualified Chartered Accountant (Member) since 2019 and is an AAT holder from Jollof Tutors.
Ms. Fatoumata Binta Zahra Jobe is the Admin/HR Officer at the OIC-Gambia Secretariat. In conjunction, she works as a part time lecturer at the University of the Gambia.
She is a Master of Business Administration holder with distinction. Previously, she underwent a bachelor’s degree program in Management and Marketing, graduating with honors.
Prior to working with the OIC and UTG, she briefly served as an intern with the Human Resources Development Department of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva. She worked extensively as a Graduate Assistant at the University of the Gambia and part time tutor at the Management Development Institute. She also served as an intern with the Admin/HR department of the Gambia Transport Service Company.
Ndey Kumba Demba recently completed her bachelor’s degree program in Journalism and Digital Media from the University of The Gambia. Prior to that, she attained her associate degree in Journalism from the Des Moines Area Community College in Iowa, USA, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Campus Newspaper.
She has worked at The Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) for six years, as reporter, anchor, producer, and editor. She later moved to The Gambia Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (GCCPC) where she served as Advocacy Officer for two years.
Ndey Kumba enjoys writing (creative nonfiction), reading, and dancing.
Musukuta Kinteh serves as the Receptionist to the Gambia OIC Secretariat. She is the first point of contact to the Secretariat. She's dynamic and personable, key traits she learnt in various leadership circles. She's a graduate of Appletree High School and has gathered professional experience along the way.