Amadou Ceesay

PresidentAmadou Ceesay is a management specialist with over 12 years of progressive experience in HR, strategic planning and policy development. Mr Ceesay started his career as a personnel officer at the Personnel Management Office with responsibility for manpower planning, training and development for the Civil Service. He was seconded to the National Environment Agency (NEA) in 1994 to serve as administrator of a World Bank-funded environment project. Mr Ceesay was responsible for setting up the NEA’s plan of operation and the development of a human-resource development plan. From 2002 to 2008, Mr Ceesay served as the director of human resources at the Gambia Tourism Authority with responsibility for the development and implementation of a human-resource development strategy for the tourism sector. From January 2009 to November 2010, Mr Ceesay served as the human resources development at the Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) with responsibility for ensuring that all government agencies and departments are trained to apply the GPPA Act and Regulations. Mr Ceesay was also responsible for the introduction of a procurement cadre in the Civil Service. In October 2010, Mr Ceesay was appointed by the president to head the Gambia Competition Commission.  Mr Ceesay obtained his master of public administration degree from the University of Liverpool in 1998. He has undergone numerous other professional courses, including public procurement, tourism management, strategic planning and competition law enforcement.

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