President of The Republic of The Gambia
Secretary to the cabinet
Minister of Finance
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister of Justice
Minister of Tourism
Minister of Works
Minister of Lands
Minister of Interior
Secretary General and the Head of Civil Services
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.
An experienced Chartered Management Accountant with over 30 years’ extensive experience at Finance Director/Chief Finance Officer level. With a track record of delivering improved business performance and profitability.
Key areas of expertise include: formulating and delivering financial strategy; managing accounting functions; developing robust financial processes, procedures controls; preparation of annual budgets and designing and implementing internal control and risk management systems. (ACMA, CGMA, MBA, Cert. Bus. Management, FMAAT)
Omar Ann, our Administrative Officer at The Gambia OIC Secretariat, 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 wealth 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.
Information Communication and Technology Officer/Social Media Admin
Aji Oumie Jallow is an economist from Kotu West. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and a Master’s degree in Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In line with her passion for economic development and research in The Gambia, Aji Oumie has previously interned for the Central Bank of The Gambia and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs as a data analyst - conducting surveys, data collection and reports.
In addition to this Aji Oumie was involved with the Pan-Africanist Society at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna as their Treasurer - promoting African culture, dialogue on continental issues and sustainable development in Africa in order to fill the knowledge gap for students and interested parties. Currently, she is the coordinator for the New Nation organization which is a youth platform created to build a ‘nation’ of young Gambians that can be empowered and mobilized in a variety of ways to drive socio-economic development. This platform creates space for honest debate, advocacy and critical thinking.
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.