Jun 17, 2011, 1:22 PM
According to good sources, Almami Fanding Taal, a former high court judge, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).
When contracted yesterday,
“Yes, I have been appointed as the new CEO of the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry,” he said, while commending the entire membership of the GCCI through its President Bai Matarr Drammeh “for the trust and confidence reposed in me”.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to serve the private sector of the
Almami Fanding Taal holds a Master of Law-LL.M Degree in Economic, Banking and Finance Law from the
Mr. Taal is a legal practitioner with over 13 years experience in Public, Business and General Legal Practice.
He spent over 10 years in senior counsel and management positions including as Curator of Intestate Estates and acting Chief Executive Officer of the Gambia Divestiture Agency responsible for the privatization of the assets of the Gambia Government.
Mr Taal has served on the boards of the Gambia Ports Authority, Gambia Civil Aviation Authority, National Water and Electricity Company, and the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation.
Presently he is a board member of the Gambia Public Works Agency, and Treasurer of the Gambia Bar Association.
Mr. Taal has assisted in major corporate transactions, and has expertise in international trade, admiralty, and intellectual property disputes/litigation.
With his extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment, Mr. Taal has provided advice to international clients involved in government projects.
He handles and advises, among other things, the setting up and operations of companies, restructuring, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, insolvency and international trade.
He also undertook consultancy work for government, CSOs, NGOs and donor agencies on capacity building, organisational assessment, governance and human rights-related issues.