Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE

Mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone

Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr OBE was sworn in as Mayor of Freetown in May 2018 with a commitment to transform Freetown using an inclusive, data-driven approach to address challenges in the city. A chartered accountant with over 25 years of private sector experience in strategic planning and risk management, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr’s public sector engagement began with her work as Director of Planning at the National Ebola Response Centre during the 2014-15 Ebola epidemic. Mayor Aki-Sawyerr is co-founder of the Sierra Leone War Trust for Children (SLWT) which supports disadvantaged children in Sierra Leone today.