Abdul Tejan-Cole is Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). Prior to his appointment, Mr. Tejan-Cole served as Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone, from December 2007 to April 2010.
His previous positions include: Attorney at the Special Court for Sierra Leone; Deputy Director for the International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), Cape Town Office; and President of the Sierra Leone Bar Association.
Mr. Tejan-Cole also has extensive experience working with the Open Society Institute (OSI). He served as Board Chair of OSIWA from 2002-2007, and has also served as a member of the Board of the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI).