Mr. Zainu Deen Karim, Ag. Director General

Mr. Zainu Deen Karim holds a string of professional credentials including Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), Certificate in International Auditing, BSc Hons in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from London School of Commerce, Masters in Business (MBA) from Cardiff Metropolitan University,  a Chartered Certified Accountant with Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone(ACASL) and also Chartered Institute of Public Financial Accountants(CIPFA Affil).

He had gained and indeed shared his experience and expertise working with a range of organizations in different capacities in the UK over the past years, specifically in Finance and Accounting. These have included the National Health Service UK, Honorable Society of Lincolns Inn, Gett UK Ltd, East Thames Group, Vangent Ltd, Oil and Gas UK Ltd, and City and Hackney Mind.

Mr. Karim is motivated by his passion for a better understanding of the complexities of extractive industry accounting, coupled with his desire to be a part of the success story toward the country’s ultimate transformation being initiated under the New Direction.

His quest for expanding the frontiers of knowledge, and his determination to translate concepts into concrete outcomes have contributed to his success in contributing to the accomplishments of his previous establishments.

Mr. Karim has been the  Director of Finance for the Petroleum Directorate for the past 2 years and he is currently Acting as the Director-General of Petroleum Directorate.