Ousman A. Bah was appointed in June 2022 following the policy direction to decouple the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure into two stand alone Ministries of Information and Communications and Digital Economy with the latter spearheading the digital transformation agenda of the country.
Hon. Bah comes with a wealth of academic training and more than 25 years of experience with major international companies and institutions based in the United States in the telecoms and tech related field. His experience includes working in various executive positions with institutions such as the AT&T, Bank of America and Worldpay. He also worked with PayU —a company in the Fintech Industry that is headquartered in San Francisco U.S. A., as a Global Relationship Executive, where he oversees up to twenty-two different countries around the globe, mostly located in some part of Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Asia. Furthermore, he has created and lead several start-ups in the Silicon Valley and upon his return to the Gambia.
Hon. Bah has travelled extensively all over the world. His major interest since a young man has always been and remains working with technology to enrich the lives of people. Hon. Bah holds BSc. in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix, double Master’s, MSc. in Network & Systems Management and MBA. In Business Administration both from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.