After a distinguished career at the Central Bank, Ms Andrina Coker has been appointed as the new Deputy Bank Governor.
The appointment was announced yesterday by President Ernest Koroma and she will be replacing Mr Mohamed Fofanah who was appointed by President Tejan Kabbah.
The newly appointed Deputy Bank Governor served the Central Bank for a period of 31 years until her retirement last December 2007, as Senior Director of Research.
Ms Andrina Coker joined the Bank in March 1976 as Officer Class II in the research department. She was re-designated supervisor in 1976, promoted Assistant Manager in 1978, Senior Manager in 1984, Assistant Head in 1989, Deputy Head in 1992 and Head of Department in 1993.
She also worked in the International Finance Department.
A central banker commenting on the appointment said, “she is much respected, loved by everyone and we are looking forward to welcome her back to the institution, she carved a name as a distinguished banker.”
The press release from State House on the appointment states, “it has pleased His Excellency the President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, to appoint Ms. Andrina Coker as deputy governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone in accordance with Section 13, subsection 1 of the Bank of Sierra Leone Act 2000.”