Management Team Members

Abdulai Fidelis Turay, Managing Director

Fidelis was appointed as Managing Director of the Bank on 12th September 2018. He has over 23 years banking experience, starting his career at Meridien BIAO Bank (SL) Limited as a Clerk, and then onto Union Trust Bank Limited Sierra Leone where left as Assistant Director, Credit Administration & Risk Management before joining SLCB. Mr. Turay holds a BSc. (Economics) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and an MBA (Finance), University of Leicester in the United Kingdom.


Bockarie Kalokoh, Deputy Managing Director/Director of Finance

Bockarie Kalokoh holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA) Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He has had extensive senior managerial experience having worked with Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Limited as General Manager, Union Trust Bank (SL) Limited as Director of Finance and Administration. He was also with KPMG Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  Mr. Kalokoh was employed in the Bank in 2006 as Director of Business Development and Special Assistant to the Managing Director. Before his present role as Deputy Managing Director, he also served as Director of Finance.


Arthur B. S. Cole Head Human Resources

Joined the bank in 1991 as supervisor after serving for five (5) years as class teacher at the WAM Collegiate School. He has wealth of experience in banking with an almost unique experience of working in nearly all departments of the Bank, including Finance, Internal Audit & Inspections, HR, ICT, Credit Risks, Head Office Operations, and Banking Operations, Head, Siaka Stevens Street Branch. Presently, Arthur heads is the Head of Human Resources Department.    

He holds an MBA –IB degree from Amity University, EMBA - St Clements University, BA General –FBC , USL


Noella E. A. Emezue, Head of Administration

Mrs. Noella E.A. Emezue was employed as Head Human Resources in 2014 and became Head Human Resources and Corporate Affairs in August 2016. Presently, she heads the Administration Department.She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and is a Certified Strategic Human Resource Professional (SHRP), USA. 

She has over 15 years’ experience in human resources (generalist). Having worked with Guaranty Trust Bank (SL) Limited as Human Resources Officer; Access Bank (SL) Limited as Head of Human Resources and Administration; KPMG (SL) as Head of Human Resources and Administration.She is also an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) U.K.



Olayinka M.Y. Phillips, Director of Audit

Mrs. Olayinka Phillips is a seasoned business executive with over 24 year experience in Audit and Finance both in the private and public sectors. She joined the Bank in May 2014 as Director of Internal Audit. She was Deputy Coordinator of the Justice Sector Coordination Office and also worked as Technical Assistant/Deputy Director of Internal Audit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and Audit/Training Manager KPMG Sierra Leone.

 

She is a Fellow of the Chartered and Certified Accountants (FCCA) in the U.K. and Sierra Leone; holds an Association of Accounting Technician Certificate with distinction from the U.K. and an MBA degree from Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. She has attended various leadership and managerial courses.


 


Moses Cumboh Sesay, Director of Business Development

Moses 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, 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

Joined the Bank in 2011 and is currently the Chief Risk Officer providing oversight over the risk frame work of the Bank. He has over 30 years banking experience, starting his career at Meridian Bank Sierra Leone Limited and then onto First Merchant Bank before joining the SLCB. He has vast experience in credit risk and banking operations.

He holds an MBA from Njala University and has attended various management and Risk Enterprise Management courses.

 


Abdul Rahman Bangura, Legal Adviser

Abdul Rahman joined SLCB in January 2013 as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser with the Bank. Prior to his appointment, he worked in the law firm of Garber & Co Solicitors as a legal practitioner and served as acting head of the firm. Mr. Bangura has a combined experience spanning well over two decades in  the area of administration, legal practice and corporate governance.

He is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar Association and has attended several workshops and training in areas of administration, leadership, corporate governance and the law.

Abdul Rahman holds an LLB Honours from the University of London and LLM in International Trade Law from the University of Northumbria.

 

 

Ibrahim Turay, Head of Compliance

Ibrahim Turay joined SLCB in March 2014 as Head of Compliance and brings with him more than 11 years of Banking Compliance experience having worked as Head of Compliance at Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone Limited and Access Bank Sierra Leone Limited respectively.

He holds a BSc Economics from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Commercial Banks in Sierra Leone.


Bintu Fatmata Jonah, Chief Information Security Officer

Bintu joined SLCB in April 2014 as Internal Audit Manager – Systems. She is a seasoned Information Systems Practitioner who has served in the field for over 20 years in diverse capacities at mid and senior management levels.

Bintu holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. She is also an Associate of the (ISC), a Cyber security and IT Security Professional Organization.


Christiana M Johnson (Ms)Company Secretary

She joined SLCB in 1996 and had served as the Head of Administration. Ms. Christiana Johnson holds a BA. Dip. Ed. from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone; ACIS, London; MBA Employee Relations from University of Leicester, U.K.


Ibrahim George Taqi Sankoh, Head of Operations

Ibrahim joined the Bank in July 2016 as Head of Branches and Head office operations. He has wealth of experience in Banking, Finance and Administration. He was Head of Western Union Operations at First International Bank and Head of Branches at Access Bank Sierra Leone. He has a BSc in Social Sciences and Certificate in Mural studies from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.


Fatmata N. Samai, Head Corporate Banking

Fatmata Samai (Mrs.) has a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years starting as a Banking Officer at The National Development Bank Limited and joined SLCB in October 1996. Based on her rich operational background and commitment she was appointed to Head The Corporate Banking Unit since its inception in March 2014 to date. She holds a BA (Hons) in Geography from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and has benefitted from several banking related courses.


Leslie Bola-Williams, Head Marketing and Corporate Affairs

Leslie joined the Bank in 1991 as a Supervisor in training. He has worked in several departments including Banking where he served as Branch Head in various branches, Administration and Credit Risk. He also has a wealth of experience in Human Resources. He was appointed as Head Marketing and Corporate Affairs in February 2019. Leslie holds an MBA Degree from Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), University of Sierra Leone (USL) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fourah Bay College, USL. He also hold a Certificate in Social Development from IPAM, USL.


Isaac T. Shittu, Financial Controller

Isaac Shittu joined SLCB in July 2013 as a personal assistant to the Managing Director. He became the Financial Controller in November of the same year. Before joining the Bank, he worked as an analyst in Wholesale Banking at SCB where he covered global corporate and commodity businesses. He is a member of the Association Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and he holds an MSc (Finance and Investments) from the London School of Business and Finance (UK).


George S. Songu, Treasurer

Mr. George Simeon Songu Joined SLCB in April 2002 as a clerk attached to Administration/Finance department. He has worked in several other departments including Credit Risk, Branch operations as Branch Head, Credit Analysis and Relationship Management under our Corporate Banking Unit. He was appointed as treasurer in February 2019. He holds an Honors Degree in Financial Services from IPAM, University of Sierra Leone and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Njala University.