Yaya F. Barrow
Managing Director, Gambia National Petroleum Corporation
Mr. Barrow is the Managing Director of Gambia National Petroleum Corporation. He comes from a private sector background and has more than 25 years of senior management experience in the financial services sector having worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the Gambia, the Middle East, India, and East Africa. He was a regional manager for banking operations, East Africa in Standard Chartered Bank where he had oversight of 6 countries in the Eastern & Southern African Regions and led and grew business capabilities in these countries. Before becoming the Regional Manager in Kenya, Yaya Barrow worked briefly in Mumbai, India and in Afghanistan as Chief Information Officer for Standard Chartered Bank International which was preceded by a 14-year stint at Standard Chartered Bank Gambia. Mr. Barrow is an AFGRAD Fellow and studied at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where he bagged a Master’s Degree in Public Administration specializing in Public Finance and B. Sc. in Business administration with double majors in finance and mathematics. More recently, he held the position of Deputy Managing Director and Head of Operations at AGIB before taking up position as Managing Director, GNPC, a position he has manned since 2018.