Kabiné Komara was born in 1950 in Kankan, Guinea. He was Department Director at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Cairo for 14 years. He was called back to Guinea by the military junta led by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, who took power in December 2008 following the death of Lansana Conté. He is recognized for his extensive knowledge of case files and competence and was appointed Prime Minister, was a banker for 14 years in Egypt, and was subsequently Prime Minister of Guinea in 2009. He stepped down from this position in January 2010, following the serious political crisis in the aftermath of the massacre of 157 civil members of the opposition on 28 September 2009 in a stadium in Conakry, which was perpetrated by military forces. He has been High Commissioner of OMVS since April 2013, taking over from the Mauritanian Mohamed Salem Merzoug.