Recipient of The Peak Performer Excellence in Strategy and Growth Award (West Africa 2022)

Mohamed Gillen is a Gambian and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (FCCA) and Association of Accounting Technicians (FMAAT).

He began his professional career at the Accountant General’s Department in 1986 as an accounts clerk rising to the position of Deputy Accountant General and later Accountant General from 1996 – 2000.

He was part of a 4-man team that set up Guaranty Trust Bank (Gambia) Ltd in 2001 and contributed immensely to its enviable position as one of the fasting growing, profitable and reputable banks in the Gambia. He repeated the same feat in setting up Ecobank Gambia in 2007. With a formidable team, he significantly contributed to the bank’s record profitability, breaking-even in its first year of operations.

Mohamed’s diverse experience and knowledge of the banking and finance industry gave rise to his appointment as MD/CEO of Skye Bank Gambia in 2013, becoming the first Gambian to occupy this position in a Nigerian/foreign bank in The Gambia.

He is the Founder / CEO of MOREM Consulting and Advisory Services Ltd, a company that offers a vast array of services to Local, Regional, and International clients including Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG), Deloitte, World Bank / IDA, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO, UN), African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Africa Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Mohamed has a strong passion for mentoring, training, and imparting knowledge to the younger generation of professionals. He does a lot of pro bono work for start-ups in their quest for access to finance and business sustainability. He is a founding member of a family run charity, Reachout Foundation that supports the most vulnerable, with a focus on widows and orphans in his community.

He has attended several Professional, Management and Leadership advancement courses at reputable institutions around the world.

Mohamed is an avid reader and enjoys travelling. He lives in The Gambia with his wife and children.