Authored by Emmanuel Precious Mohamed Koroma
Freetown, Sierra Leone – In a significant move for Sierra Leone’s energy sector, President Julius Madda Bio has appointed Alfred M. Kobba as the Deputy Executive Chairperson of the Petroleum Regulatory Agency. With an impressive array of qualifications and a wealth of experience in various reputable organizations. Kobba is poised to make a substantial impact on the Nation’s petroleum industry.
Alfred Kobba’s qualifications include Management and Leadership Skills for Environmental Health Service Professionals, National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) Certification from the United Kingdom, and an International General Certificate (IGC) in Occupational Health and Safety. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with Distinction in Petroleum & Natural Gas Management from Amity University in Noida, India, and an LLM in International Oil & Gas Law and Policy from the University of Dundee in Scotland, United Kingdom. Additionally, he earned a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) in Financial Services from the University of Sierra Leone and a Diploma in Christian Ministry from The Evangelical College of Theology (TECT).
Alfred Kobba brings a wealth of experience from his previous roles. He has served as the Head of Public Affairs/Communications at the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) and held managerial positions at renowned organizations such as Mantrac (CAT) SL Limited, Mypay Electronic Payment Services, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), GOAL IRELAND/EY, Vodacom Business Africa Sierra Leone Limited, Standard Chartered Bank SL Limited, and Millicom International Cellular, SL Limited. His diverse background in sales, marketing, operations management, and business development equipped him with a multifaceted understanding of the industry.
With his extensive knowledge and expertise, Kobba is expected to play a pivotal role in shaping Sierra Leone’s petroleum sector’s policies and regulations. His appointment reflects the Government’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation in the energy industry, ensuring sustainable development and economic progress for the Nation.
As Sierra Leone moves forward in its quest for energy security and economic prosperity, Alfred M. Kobba stands at the forefront, ready to lead the change in transforming the Country’s petroleum landscape. His vision and determination are set to drive the Nation towards a future of energy self-sufficiency and Global competitiveness.