Mohamed Timbo holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.sc in Transport and Traffic Engineering from Fourah Bay College, the University of Sierra Leone, and Strathclyde University, Glasgow, the United Kingdom, respectively. He is a Fellow Member of the Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers (FSLIE) and a, Corporate Member of the British Institution of Highways and Transportation.
He also holds a Diploma in Finance and Accounting (Glasgow College of Technology-An ACCA Course for Non-Professional Accountants) and a certificate in Development and Economic Planning (United Nations IDEP, Dakar, Senegal). He has also participated in Senior Executive Courses in Project Management(DSE, Berlin, Germany) and Corporate Management(ASCI, Hyderabad, India), respectively. Alhaji Timbo’s working experience has ranged from the private sector as an Engineer in the then DELCO Mines to the public sector(Ministry of Development and Economic Planning followed by the National Authorising Office).
As Head of the National Authorising Office (1999-2008), he was actively involved and led the way in the planning and implementation of all European Union funded projects and programmes under the EU/Sierra Leone Development Cooperation Agreement on behalf of Government and in close collaboration with the European Commission Delegation..
Alhaji Timbo also served as Board Member of the then SLNTC (Sierra Leone National Telecommunication) and the NTB (National Tourist Board) for a number of years. Currently, he is a Director at the Board of EDSA (Electricity Distribution and Supply Board). He is also serving as a member of PERC (Professional Engineers Registration Council) since 2008.
Following the end of his public service in 2008, he entered into the field of Development consultancy in order to continue to be of service to his country. In this respect, he has undertaken a number of infrastructural studies in collaboration with both local and external consultants.
Alhaji Timbo is a Commissioner of Oaths.