Mr Shiaka Kawa is responsible for providing strategic leadership in managing and directing SLIEPA to carry out its mandate for the development and promotion of Sierra Leone’s exports.
He has strong experience in working in both the public and private sectors in Sierra Leone. Prior to joining SLIEPA, he was a consultant in a leading consultancy firm in Sierra Leone where he provided consultancy services ranging from market development, business information, SME and Business Development Services to business management and strategic management at national and international levels to NGOs, Development Partners and Civil Society.
He was responsible for the development of the Sierra Leone National Export Strategy (2010-2015) for the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Mr Kawa holds a first degree in the Sciences from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone and an MBA from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden. He has also participated in numerous trainings and workshops on Exporting, SME Development and Management Consulting.