Benjamin Bol Mel

Benjamin Bol Mel (Bol Mel) is the President of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited (ABMC) and has served as the Chairman of the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. Bol Mel has also served as South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s principal financial advisor, has been Kiir’s private secretary, and was perceived within the government as being close to Kiir and the local business community. Several officials were linked to ABMC in spite of a constitutional prohibition on top government officials transacting commercial business or earning income from outside the government.

Bol Mel oversees ABMC, which has been awarded contracts worth tens of millions of dollars by the Government of South Sudan. ABMC allegedly received preferential treatment from high-level officials, and the Government of South Sudan did not hold a competitive process for selecting ABMC to do roadwork on several roads in Juba and throughout South Sudan. Although this roadwork had been completed only a few years before, the government budgeted tens of millions of dollars more for maintenance of the same roads. [1]

Information

IDENTIFYING INFORMATIONPresident of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company
DATE OF BIRTH03.01.1978 or 24.12.1978
PLACE OF BIRTHSudan (South Sudan today)
NATIONALITYSouth Sudan
COUNTRY OF RESIDENCEUnknown
FULL NAMEBenjamin Bol Mel
FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME(S)Benjamin
ALIASES(1) Bol Mel Kuol (2) Benjamin Bol Mol Kuot (3) Benjamin Bol (4) Benjamin Bor
FAMILY MEMBERSUnknown
FAMILY MEMBERS SUBJECT TO SANCTIONSNone
SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED OVERSEAS PROPERTIES Othaya Road, Othaya Villas House #2, Nairobi 00202, Kenya. [1]
SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED LINKS TO LEGAL ENTITIESABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited (a.k.a. ABM CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; a.k.a. ABMC THAI SOUTH SUDAN CONSTRUCTION; a.k.a. AGGREGATE BUILDING MATERIALS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY; a.k.a. THAI SOUTH SUDAN CRUSHER, AGGREGATES, AND BUILDING MATERIALS COMPANY; a.k.a. TSSABM); Home and Away Ltd. [1]
Arc Engineering and construction. [2]
SUSPECTED OR CONFIRMED LINKS TO OTHER ASSETSBol Mel allegedly used a bank account in the name of one of Ashraf Seed Ahmed Hussein Ali, “Al-Cardinal," to store his personal funds and avoid sanctions. [1]
ESTIMATES OF ASSETS FROZEN OR CONFISCATEDUnknown
ESTIMATES OF ASSETS RETURNEDNone
SANCTIONS REGIMESUS Global Magnitsky Sanctions. [1]
START OF SANCTIONS21.12.2017 [1]