The Board Directors

Chairman - Mrs. Yasmin Fofanah LLB. M.A., LLM

  • Yasmin Fofanah

    Appointed Director 1987. Mrs Yasmin Fofanah is a Barrister-At-Law and Solicitor. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of Sierra Leone Shipping Agencies – SLSA and Sea and Land Services Limited, She is also Vice Chairperson of Action Aid International SL Limited. She is the Regional President, Mano River Women Peace Network (MARWOPNET)

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Managing Director - Mr. Solomon Samba OOR, BA DIP ED, ACII, FWAII, MIoD (Chartered Insurer)

  • Solomon Samba

    Mr Samba was appointed Managing Director of Aureol Insurance Company Limited in 1996.

    He is Chairman and Co-Founder of the Sierra Leone Stock Exchange and Director, West African Reinsurance Corporation (WAICA Re). He is Past President of the Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture, West African Insurance Companies Association(WAICA) and Sierra Leone Insurance Association. Past Vice Chairman of the Governing Council, Council Member, Visiting Lecturer and Examiner of the West African Insurance Institute(WAII)

    He was awarded the Officer of Order of the Rokel (OOR) for his distinguished and meritorious service in the field of Insurance, Insurance Education and Business.

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Mr. Emmanuel Thorpe ACII (Chartered Insurer)

  • Emmanuel Thorpe

    Appointed Director 1996. Mr Thorpe is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (London). He is Managing Partner of D & D Insurance Brokers. He is a Business Executive and an Insurance Broker.

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Dr. Kishore Shankerdas MOR, COR, BSc. (ECONS), MBA, FCMI, MCMI, JP, DCL

  • Dr. Kishore Shankerdas

    Appointed Director 1996. Dr Shankerdas is an Industrialist. He is Managing Director, G. Shankerdas and Sons (SL) Limited and R.K. Distilleries Limited. Director, United Bank of Africa (SL) Limited, Jourdan Limited, Sierra Leone Rubber Company Limited and The University of Sierra Leone Development Fund. He is Director Maya Limited, Kasho Limited and Amara Enterprises. He is Honorary Consul – General of Japan.

    Past President of Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and the Rotary Club of Freetown. He is a recipient of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law Honoris Causa) – University of Sierra Leone and was also appointed Commissioner to the Monuments and Relics Commission. Member of the Order of the Rokel, Member of the Rising Sun – Awarded by the Emperor of Japan and Commander of the Order of the Republic

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Dr. D S Spencer BSC Agriculture (Hons), MS (USA), PH.D Agricultural Economic (USA)

  • Dr. Dunstan Spencer

    Appointed Director 2000. Dunstan Spencer is currently a Senior Partner with Enterprise Development Services Ltd, Sierra Leone. In the last 20 years, he has consulted independently for diverse international organizations and government ministries involved in food, agriculture and rural development issues globally with a focus on Central and West Africa.

    Dunstan Spencer is a former Chairman of the National Policy Advisory Committee, and Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute. He is a member of several professional societies, is the first Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, and has authored more than 60 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings, in the course of his career.


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Mrs Anne Koroma BSc Ed, M. Ed

  • Mrs. Anne Koroma

    Appointed Director 2009. Mrs. Anne Koroma is a retired Principal Lecturer and Head of the Education Department – Milton Margai College of Education and Technology. She is currently the National President of the Harford Old Girls Association and Director of the Apex International School.

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Mrs. Jennifer Renner-Thomas, FCIS, MBA

  • Jennifer Renner-Thomas

    Appointed Director 2009. Mrs Renner-Thomas is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London, UK). She holds a Master in Business Administration (London, UK), Diploma Chamber of Commerce (Paris, France), Certificate Financial Investment Strategies: The Principles of the London Stock Exchange (London, UK), Certificates Monitoring and Evaluation non-profit organizations (London, UK).
    She is a Business Development & Project Management Consultant and currently Programme Director, MEPS Trust Well Woman Clinic.
    She is also Director at the Capital Discount House (CDH).

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