Ashmia Fofanah-Sesay is the General Secretary of the Sierra Leone Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors (LL.B (Hons.) from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. She was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in October 2010. She went to the Annie Walsh Memorial School. Ashmia is a Senior Associate in the law firm of Betts and Berewa Solicitors. She is also currently representing the Sierra Leone Bar Association as the Coordinator for the Legal Aid Board.

She is passionate about Human rights and girl child empowerment. She is a member of Legal Access through Women Yearning for Equality Rights and Social Justice (L.A.W.Y.E.R.), PowerWomen232, Jewels for Jesus Charity and Women Empowerment Networking Association.

As an entrepreneur, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Awesome Consortium Company Ltd.

She is married to Mr. Mohamed Alieu Sesay and they are blessed with children.