The positive change in my life would not have been easy without personal discipline, education, mentors, and good employers/managers. I studied the ACCA & MBA through self-studies, while all the CPDs mentioned below were self-sponsored. My employers have sent me on over a hundred internal and external learning & development programs since 2003.


  • Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, MBA Finance
  • Oxford Brookes University, UK Bsc (Hons) in Applied Accounting
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Professional Membership

I am a member of several reputable institutions and bodies where I network and learn.

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
  • Member, Institute of Directors, London
  • Fellow Institute of Credit Administration
  • Member, Writers Association of the Gambia
  • Member, Finance Leadership Forum
  • Member, Toastmasters International

Continuous Personal Development (CPD)

Some of the executive education programs I recently completed are mentioned below:

  • Succeeding as a Strategic CFO – Harvard Business School
  • Leadership and Management Certificate – Wharton School
  • Certificate in KPIs for Ports & Terminals – Llyod’s Maritime Academy
  • IBM Data Science including Python – IBM
  • Business Statistics and Analysis – Rice University
  • Certified Islamic Finance Executive (CIFE) by Ethica Dubai

Additionally, I use many useful resources to learn daily. You can find some of the resources through this link.