Executive Management

Saa Saamoi 
Department of Customs

A customs professional with over ten years of service with the Customs Administration of Liberia, Mr. Saa Saamoi is the Customs Commissioner at the Liberia Revenue Authority. He made his public service debut in 2009 having had a very short spell as Acting Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance of Liberia. In the same year, he was appointed the first Assistant Commissioner of Customs for Urban Ports Operations in the Bureau of Customs & Excise with oversight of the Freeport of Monrovia, the Roberts International Airport, James Spriggs Payne International Airport, the Government’s precious mineral export office, and the country’s only seaport petroleum terminal – LPRC. In March 2014, the was appointed Acting Commissioner of Customs in the erstwhile Ministry of Finance of Liberia. In July 2014, he was again appointed Acting Commissioner of Customs at the newly established Liberia Revenue Authority; and in April 2015, he was appointed Commissioner of Customs at the Liberia Revenue Authority.

Mr. Saamoi’s career focus has largely been in the area trade facilitation and supply chain security. Since his appointment as Customs Commissioner, he has accomplished a number of reforms in Liberia Customs, inter-alia, remarkable improvements in the areas of customs operational risk management and post clearance audit, the introduction of a compliant trader program (CTP), the introduction of paperless customs, and the development of the Customs Security Program (CSP) through which Liberia Customs has been enrolled into several security programs under the auspices of the World Customs Organization (WCO).

Commissioner Saamoi is an alumnus of the Institute for French Studies in Liberia, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (honors) from the University of Liberia. He is a member of the first graduating class of the post crisis World Bank-funded MBA program in Public Financial Management at the University of Liberia. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Development Economics from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and a Master of International Customs Law & Administration from the University Canberra, Australia.

Department of Domestic Tax