Brussels, 07 October 2020/OACPS: The new gender-balanced Management Team headed by Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti is now fully in place with the assumption of duty of the Assistant Secretary-General of Administration, Finance and Human Resources, Mrs. Isatou Auber Faal, a citizen of The Gambia.

A highly-driven professional with over 15 years experience in top-tier management, and more than 25 years working in human resource management, public finance and administration, Mrs. Auber Faal rose steadily through the ranks of the Government of The Gambia at the Personnel Management Office, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Finance and Economic Affairs, to hold such positions as Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President and Secretary to Cabinet. In the Public Service, Mrs. Auber Faal had a stint at the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, lastly occupying the position of Director of Human Resources and Administration. Prior to her appointment at the OACPS, she was employed as Deputy Director-General at The Gambia’s National Petroleum Corporation.

Mrs. Faal’s expertise in restructuring and reform will be fully tested as the OACPS undergoes transitions related to the finalisation of the post-Cotonou Negotiations and a restructuring exercise at the Secretariat. She has a personal passion for human resource and capacity development, with the belief that a motivated workforce, provided with the requisite skills and resources, is the only workable recipe for improved efficiency and effectiveness.

Immediate past-President of the OACPS Council of Ministers, H.E. Mr. Mambury Njie, commenting earlier this year on Mrs. Faal’s appointment, said “I am very elated to see a Gambian serving in such a distinguished and strategic role at one of the largest intergovernmental governments… It was a competitive process and a well-deserved appointment. I know she will perform up to expectations and be a good ambassador for the country.”