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Profile | Edrissa Mass Jobe: President Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry

In this edition of our popular “Profile” of distinguished personalities from different walks of life in Gunjur and by extension The Gambia we profile Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry President , Edrissa Mass Jobe.


Below is a biographical information for the GCCI boss.

EDRISSA MASS JOBE: President Gambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry


I am an Experienced Professional and Entrepreneur in the Petroleum Downstream Industry and the Chairman of the Leading Private Equity and M&A Firm (EMHOLDING) in the Gambia with extensive experience in Banking and Finance, Agro-Industry and Telecommunication in West Africa and been involved with important events including:


• HEM: Bamboo Village Hotel

• EMPAS Integrated Poultry and Out grower Scheme

• Atlas–A merger and Acquisition of Elton and Total companies in the Gambia

• Group Head Elton, Start-up and Expansion in Senegal,Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

• African Development Group

• Gam Petroleum Fuel Storage Facilities in the Gambia,

• Addax Oryx Global Head of Retail Business

• Shell West and Central Africa–Retail Management at country (Senegal, Gambia, Guinea) and Regional Level

• Head Operations and Market Shell Gambia, Guinea, Senegal

• International College of Human Resources Development

• Governance and Board Directorship for over 20 years in various Companies mainly as Chairman/Director - Gamtel; Gamcel; Insurance; FiBank Gambia and Guinea; Gambia National Accreditation for Universities and colleges. GIEPA, National Economic Council, Roots Foundation, Cancer C3G Foundation, Hospital Management Board, International College for Human Resources Management, Vista Bank Group

• Social Work: Cancer Care and Confrontation; Out grower Schemes; Charity


ENTERPRENEURSHIP:

• HEM: Bamboo Village Hotel

• Head Global Retail and Network Oryx Energy

• Atlas Energy, Gambia: Acquisition and Merger of Total and Elton Gambia

• EMPAS Poultry: Integrated Poultry Project in The Gambia

• 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year awarded by GCCI

• Elton Oil, Gambia: Promoter, First Managing Director.

• EMHOLDING: Major shareholder and Chairman;

• Africa Development Group- ADG

• International College for Business and Human Resources

• First International Bank-FIB: Gambia, Guinea, Sierra Leone,Liberia and Congo


BOARD DIRECTORSHIPS

.Chairman Enterprise Private Sector Development Steering Committee, January 2020 to date

.Director Gambia Ports Authority, January 2020 to date

• Executive Chairman EMHOLDING Company January 2008 - To date

• Chairman EMPAS Poultry Processing Company

• Director First International Bank Guinea

• Ex-Director Gam-petroleum Storage Facility Company Limited 2009 to

• Director Vista Bank Group

• Member National Economic Council up to 2016

• Chairman, First International Bank Nov 2009 –2016

• Ex-Chairman Gambia National Petroleum Corporation Feb. 2015 to August 2015

• Ex-Chairman First International Bank Guinea

• Ex-Chairman Amana Express

• Ex-Vice Chairman First International Bank,Gambia Limited

Ex-Chairman Gambia Telecommunications Company

• Ex-Chairman of the Petroleum Fuel Importation Committee

• Ex-Chairman Of International Roots Foundation

• Ex- Director Hospital Management Board

• Ex- Director Gambia Investment Promotions And Free Zones Agency

• Ex-Vice Chairman SlokAir


WORK EXPERIENCE

• 2019 –To date President Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry-GCCI

• 2017 – 2019 Head Retail Oryx Addax Group

• 2015 – To date Chairman ATLAS Energy

• 2011-To date Chairman EMPAS Poultry

• 2008 – To date CEO EMHOLDINGS,Social Enterprise

• 2011–2012 Group Managing Director Elton

• 2001- 2011 Managing Director Elton Oil Gambia

• 2000 - 2001 Non-Fuel Retail Manager Shell West and Central Africa (Senegal, The Gambia, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Rep of Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger,Chad)

• 1999 –2001RetailSales Manager (Senegal and Gambia)

• 1999 –Operations and Marketing Manager, Shell Gambia

• 1995-1999 Retail Manager (Founding) Shell Republic of Guinea

• 1989 – April 1995 Sales Manager and Technical Adviser Shell Gambia

• 1988 –1989 National Hospitals Engineer ,The Gambia


EDUCATION

• University of Wales MBA

• Henley Management College: Post Graduate Diploma Business Administration

• University of Manchester, Institute Of Science And Technology, Bsc (Hon)In Mechanical Engineering

• Gambia High School: GCE Advanced Level Certificate:

• Muslim High School: GCE Ordinary Level Division 1, Distinction Best Overall Results In The Gambia;


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness; Global Retail Strategy Implementation; Network Security Management; Brand Management;Business Framework Implementation (Kenya; London; Hong-Kong; Bangkok); Advance Network Planning (Argentina, West Africa) Petroleum Engineering; Advanced Power and Marine Lubricants and Bunkering; Marketing and Retail principles and techniques; Advanced Lubricants Management.



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