Management Team Members

Abdulai Fidelis Turay, Managing Director

Appointed as Managing Director of the Bank on 12th September 2018, Fidelis has over 28 years banking experience. He started his career at Meridien BIAO Bank (SL) Limited as a Clerk, and then onto Union Trust Bank Limited Sierra Leone where he reached the rank of Assistant Director, Credit Administration & Risk Management before joining SLCB.

Mr. Turay is a seasoned banker with solid experience in banking operations which includes amongst others Auditing, Marketing, Microfinance, General Administration & Personnel Management, Business Development, and Credit Administration & Risk Management. He holds a BSc. (Economics) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and an MBA (Finance), University of Leicester in the UK.

Bockarie Kalokoh, Acting Deputy Managing Director/Director of Finance

Bockarie joined SLCB in 2006 as Director of Business Development and Special Assistant to the then Managing Director. Presently, he is the Deputy Managing Director and Director of Finance. He was also the Director of Corporate Banking and Business Development. Before joining the Bank, Kalokoh worked with KPMG Nigeria and Sierra Leone; Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Ltd as General Manager, and Union Trust Bank (SL) Ltd as Director of Finance and Administration.

He holds a BSc. Hons Economics degree from the University of Sierra Leone. He is an Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountant (ACA) Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Noella E. A. Emezue, Head, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

Joined the Bank in January 2014 as Head of Human Resources. Later, she became Head of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs in 2016. Noella is an HR Practitioner with over 10 years’ generalist human resources experience having worked as Human Resources Officer at Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Ltd; Head of Human Resources & Administration at Access Bank (SL) Ltd and Head of Human Resources & Administration at KPMG, Sierra Leone.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (General) from the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. She is a Certified Strategic HR Professional – International Institute for Executive Training (UK) and an Affiliate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK).

Olayinka M.Y. Phillips, Director of Audit

Olayinka was employed in May 2014 as Director of Internal Audit. Prior to joining the Bank she was Deputy Coordinator of the Justice Sector Coordination Office. She also worked as Technical Assistant/Deputy Director of Internal Audit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and at KPMG Sierra Leone.

She holds an Accounting Technician Certificate with distinction from the UK, a Chartered Certified Accountant with 14 years’ post qualification experience both in the private and public sectors, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA) in the UK and Sierra Leone. She holds an MBA degree from Oxford Brookes University in the UK.

Moses Cumboh Sesay, Director of Business Development

Joined the Bank in November 2016 as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining SLCB, he worked with NP (SL) Ltd as Commercial Sales Manager; Group Head, Marketing at Access Bank (SL) Ltd; Head of Corporate Banking at Ecobank (SL) Ltd; Relationship Manager at Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Ltd.

He is a visionary Marketing and Sales Executive with solid banking experience, thorough credit analytical skills dominantly in corporate and commercial banking. He is also an accomplished finance and administrative executive with successful track record spanning over 10 years in senior management positions out of a total of 14 years working experience in the Banking and Oil and Gas Industries in Sierra Leone.

Moses holds an EMBA (Administration) degree from Delta International University, USA; BSc (Ed) Economics from the University of Sierra Leone and AAT Intermediate, United Kingdom.

Abdul Rahim Mujtabah, Chief Risk Officer

Abdul Rahim joined the Bank in 2001 and is currently the Chief Risk Officer. He has held several senior management positions which included the Head, Risk Management providing quality assurance over the Lending Portfolio. He has over 29 years banking experience, starting his career at Barclays Bank Sierra Leone, and then onto first Merchant Bank before joining SLCB. He has vast experience in Credit Risk and Branch Banking.

He holds an MBA Degree from Njala University.

Abdul Rahman Bangura, Company Secretary and Legal Adviser

Abdul Rahman joined the Bank in January 2013 as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. He has vast multi-jurisdictional experience in the area of Administration and Law for over 21 years with 7 years at senior level as Acting Head of Chambers and Company Secretary and Legal Adviser.

He holds an LLB and LLM degree from the University of London and University of Northumbria respectively. He also holds a Barrister of Law professional certificate from the School of Law, Sierra Leone and is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar Association.

Ibrahim Turay, Head of Compliance

Ibrahim joined the Bank in March 2014 as Head of Compliance with over 11 years of experience in Banking Compliance, having worked with two multinational Banks: Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone Limited and Access Bank Sierra Leone Limited in the capacity as Head of Compliance in both banks.

He holds a BSc. in Social Science (Economics Option) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is currently the Chairman, Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Commercial Banks in Sierra Leone.