His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma born 2nd October, 1953 served as the fourth President of Sierra Leone from 17th September, 2007 to 4th April, 2018.
He spent more than 24 years working in the private insurance industry before entering politics in 2002. From 1988 to 2002, he was the Managing Director of the Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Fourah Bay College in 1976.
He was instrumental in rebuilding the country’s nation- al infrastructure after the Civil War, fighting corruption and improving the country’s health care system.
Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma was elected President of Sierra Leone from 2007-2018 during which time he delivered long-lasting impactful reforms for the development of Sierra Leone.
His reforms resulted in Sierra Leone becoming the fastest growing economy in Africa in 2014, before the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Epidemic. By the end of his tenure in 2018, the Global Peace Index recognized Sierra Leone as the most peaceful country in West Af- rica and the third most peaceful in the African conti- nent. This was an extraordinary accomplishment for a country that had recently emerged from an eleven-year devastating civil war. The UN Secretary-General de- scribed Sierra Leone as one of the world’s most suc- cessful cases of post-conflict recovery, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding.