The senior Customs Inspector Demba SECK gets up to the position of Technical Administrator, in the WCO Tariff and Trade Matters Department. Indeed, following fierce competition and after a rigorous selection, Mr. Demba SECK get to the top showing him as the best profile for the position  in competition.

The appointment was officially announced by the WCO Secretary General, Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, to the Head of Senegal Customs, Mr. Abdourahmane DIEYE: “I am pleased to let you know, that after consulting the Administrative Commission, I decided to appoint Mr. Demba SECK to the post of Technical Administrator in the Tariff and Commercial Matters”.

Until then, Controller at the Internal Control Department of Senegal Customs, Chief Customs Inspector Demba SECK replaces Danish Mette Werdelin AZZAM. This appointment resulted from his distinguished career but also and above all to many services rendered to WCO. Through modules, training sessions and sharing of experience he had to lead on behalf of several WCO member countries.

Moreover, in a letter of thanks to the Customs general Customs the WCO Secretary General Mr. Kunio Mikuriya presented Mr. SECK: “as a technician who has shown a high degree of technical expertise and a good ability to work with the participants to achieve to ensure that all their questions are thoroughly examined and that they are answered”. This following a training session on preferential rules of origin on behalf of the English speaking least developed countries led by Demba SECK in Mombassa, Kenya, from 03 to 06 December 2019.

The Minister of Finance and Budget said also a lot about him in a congratulatory letter following his appointment. Abdoulaye Daouda Diallo wrote: “the choice made on your person testifies to your remarkable professional qualities” before adding that this choice “honors the State of Senegal and certainly participates in the influence the customs administration brand image”.

The Principal Inspector Demba SECK holds the Certificate of Accreditation from the World Customs Organization in the field of Revenue File, Rules of Origin. He is currently the only director of Senegalese nationality in post at the WCO. He will take up his post in the coming days in Brussels at the headquarters of the organization for a renewable term of 5 years.

Senegal Customs Human Resources again demonstrated their know-how, the quality of their training and their ability to serve wherever duty calls them around the world.


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