Seregbe Keita is a former Chief of Staff, International Development and Humanitarian Expert, Public Policy Analyst, Computer Specialist, Lecturer, and Ph.D. Candidate from the Republic of Guinea.
Until recently, Ms. Keita served as the first woman Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House in Guinea (2020-2022). During her time as Chief of Staff, she led reforms and ambitious projects in Guinea’s parliament focused on the digitalization and modernization of the parliamentary administration. She also led a series of reforms in the president’s office.
Prior to this, she served as Country Director on behalf of several international non-governmental organizations, including OXFAM, Action Against Hunger, AMURT, and ALIMA in the Great Lakes region, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean. She also served as the Civil Affairs Officer on behalf of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti.
Ms. Keita has extensive experience working on regulation, governance, budgeting, and security, specifically through her work building the capacity of local institutions with a view to improving the socio-political and humanitarian situation in these countries.
Before embarking on a career in public service, Ms. Keita worked as a computer specialist at Dell Computers in Canada, where she contributed to the development of web applications and integrated solutions for service performance, quality, and cost standards in both the public and private sectors.
Ms. Keita holds a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Quebec in Outaouais and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Canada.
Since 2018, she has been working on her Ph.D. in Public Administration, specializing in Public Finance and Budgets at the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she is a research assistant on public finance and governance issues at the Centre on Governance studies.
In addition to the above, she actively participates in the effort to develop the Guinean higher education system through her teaching at both Canadian and Guinean universities. Her work is highly respected by both the student body and faculty.