David Conteh, Technical Manager, Food Chemistry Department was born in January 1977 in Makeni, North of Sierra Leone. He holds a Masters (Msc) in Chemistry from Njala University and a B.Sc. Hons. in Chemistry from Fourah Bay College (USL). He attended the Benevolent Islamic Primary and Saint Francis Secondary Schools respectively.

Mr. Conteh has benefitted immensely from lot of trainings and grabbed many certificates such as Development of Quality Assurance System in Laboratory Testing, Instrumental Methods of Analysis in Laboratory Testing, ISO-9000 Quality Management System, ISO-14000, Environmental Management System, Standardisation, Management &Techniques.Beijin in China, Training on Proximate Analysis on food products, Vimta Labs.Hyderabad, India, ACCREDITATION OF TESTING LABORATORIES-ISO/IEC17025- TÜBİTAK-BUTAL/Bursa – TURKEY and FAO/IAEA training on Application of Quality Assurance and Control in Analytical Laboratories to Address Food Safety and Quality, Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory - Seibersdorf, Austria among others. He has held several jobs in Sierra Leone such as Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone- National pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory (NPQCL) as Laboratory Analyst, Marika Oil Palm Kernal Mill Factory as Laboratory Analyst and Refinery Operator and Kings Production (S.L) Limited as Quality Assurance Supervisor. In 2006, Mr. Conteh was recruited at the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau as Laboratory Technical Manager (Chemical & Petroleum Testing Laboratories).