Deputy Director-General Policy
Mr Ahmed Tejan Kabba has a 20-year distinguished career in the Foreign Service. He was formerly a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Modern Languages, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, where he taught French to undergraduate students for eight years before he joined the Sierra Leone Civil Service in 2001, and ultimately posted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
In accordance with the internal rotation policy of the Ministry, he served in various Divisions including Africa, Europe, Political, Protocol, Middle East and Asia, as well as Administration and Finance. In 2006 he was posted to the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Brussels, Belgium, and acted, with profound professionalism, as Head of Chancery and Chargé d’Affaires for eight months, principally in charge of ACP-EU issues and bilateral relations with France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and The Vatican.
On his return to Headquarters in October 2012, he was assigned to the Europe Division as Deputy Director, a position he held till May 2015, when he was again posted as Counsellor to the Embassy and Permanent Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, with responsibilities covering the World Trade Organisation, the United Nations and other international organisations.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kabba was Director of the Legal and Economic and Technical Cooperation Directorate where, apart from providing advice on the formulation and review of Sierra Leone’s economic, technical and political cooperation of a bilateral and multilateral nature, he also demonstrated exemplary leadership and strategic direction in the coordination, production and submission of reports on Human Rights treaty obligations to regional and international treaty bodies, such as Sierra Leone’s Report for its 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review to the United Nations; the review and amendment of the National Reporting Strategy, and the preparation of the Initial and Combined National Reports of its Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
Mr Kabba holds a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) in International Law with International Relations from the University of Kent; a Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance from the University of Geneva; a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in French from Fourah Bay College; and a Post-Graduate Diploma in WTO Law and Dispute Settlement Understanding from the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (Tanzania) in partnership with Lund University in Sweden.
He is married with a son.