Essa Mbaye Faal

The “Turn Around Sobeyaa” movement for the election of Mr. Essa Mbye Faal, Presidential aspirant for the December 4th Presidential Elections, announces a twenty-two-member Campaign Strategy team. The members comprise distinguished Gambian professionals at home and abroad. The strategy group doubles as the board of directors of the campaign. It is responsible for the strategic vision of the campaign, and implementing the required blueprints to win the December 4th Presidential elections. The Strategy Team is independent of the Campaign Executive Team who are responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the campaign on the ground.

Due to the nature and sensitivity of their jobs both at home and abroad, some members of the Campaign Strategy team cannot be named. The other members include:

Mr. Alagie Sanyang of Kantora, URR. Alagie lives in New York City and has a Master of Science (MSc) from Columbia University. He currently works as a Senior Executive at a multinational company in New York City. Mr. Sanyang serves as Chairperson of the Campaign Strategy Team.

Mrs. Haddy Jallow-Coulibally of Brikama Sateba, WRC. Haddy lives in Atlanta, and has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). Haddy currently works as a Senior Vice President of Operations at a supply chain financing company, and is the current President of AGERA. Mrs. Jallow Coulibally serves as Vice Chairperson of the Campaign Strategy Team

Mr. James Bahoum of Gunjur WCR. Mr. Bahoum currently lives in Kololi, KMC and has an LLM in law. He currently works as a Corporate Services Director of a Holding Company. He is also the Campaign Manager of the “Turn Around Sobeyaa” movement for Essa Mbye Faal.

Mr. Lamin Touray of Latri Kunda, KMC. Lamin lives in Los Angeles, California, and has a BSc in Finance and Accounting. He currently works as a Vice President for Development Financial Service at a Private Equity Firm in Los Angeles.

Mrs. Mariama Jobarteh-Darboe of Bansang, CRR. Mariama lives in Brufut and has a Master of Science (MSc). She is also an expert in sexual and gender-based violence, as well as sexual and reproductive health.

Dr. Lamin HAN Mbye of Banjul. Dr. Mbye lives in Houston, Texas and has a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Mbye is a Harvard-trained Neuroscientist, and served as a Governing Board Member of the Harvard Medical School Post-Doctoral Association from 2008 to 2010.

Mr. Mohamed Gillen of Brufut, WCR Gambia is a fellow member of ACCA, U.K. Mr Gillen formerly worked as Accountant General, Pioneer of GTBank, Ecobank and MD/CEO of Skye Bank Gambia. He currently works as an International Consultant

Mr. Bakary Kamateh of Foday Kunda, Wulli, URR. Mr. Kamateh lives in New Jersey and is currently a MBA candidate at NYU Stern. He currently works as a Senior Network Engineer with a global ICT firm.

Dr. Edrisa Sanyang of Mayork, Foni, WRC. Dr. Sanyang lives in Bowling Green KY and has a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health. He currently works as a Professor and Director of EOHS graduate programs at Western Kentucky University (USA) and a former Senior Lecturer at the UTG.

Mr. Tijan Davies of Bakau, KMC. Tijan lives in London and has BA in International Development and NGO management. Mr. Davis is also an expert in Non-profit and Youth Development.

Mr. Alhagie Jallow of Lamin Koto Badala, CRR. Alhagie lives in New York City and has a BA in Political Science. Mr. Jallow is a Businessman, Restaurant Owner and Community Leader in the Greater New York area.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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