Profile of a Spymaster: Jean-Hervé Mbelu Biosha, a University Professor Head of DR Congo Intelligence Service ANR
Jean-Hervé Mbelu Biosha was appointed by DR Congo President Félix Tshisekedi as head of the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) on December 07, 2021, Jean-Hervé Mbelu Biosha.
Profiled by Ouragan.cd published on December 13, 2021
Married and father of a family, the new head of the ANR is a Doctor of Political and Administrative Sciences and he is a professor at the University of Kinshasa. Whitewashed in the intelligence harness in the DRC, Biosha has climbed all the ranks within the National Intelligence Agency to reach the top today.
A precursor to public finance auditing, he initiated a management audit of the Tshibala government shortly after President Tshisekedi came to power. It was also on his instructions that ANR agents arrested and interviewed a Tshibala government minister for 24 hours on suspicion of embezzlement of public funds.
Rigorous, Mbelu Biosha was also at the heart of a vast clean hands operation carried out within the ANR itself and which resulted in cascading dismissals and transfers. A man of duties, Mbelu Biosha is also a man of missions, especially when it comes to the life of the Republic. His notes on the social disconnection of the political regime of Joseph Kabila enraged more than one cacique accustomed to half-truths and that at the height of this regime.
Knowledgeable and committed to good governance, JH Biosha paid the price for the intolerance of the Kabila regime when he held the post of vice-governor of the city of Kinshasa in charge of economic and financial issues. Opposing political interference in the management of city funds, he saw himself decked out as a “ member of the UDPS ” with the consequences that usually followed, namely his dismissal without any other form of trial.
An early activist in civil society, a component for which he held the position of vice-governor of the city of Kinshasa, Jean-Hervé Biosha is co-author of the political agreement of Sun-City which ruled in his own way political life in the DRC since 2001.
But before that, he was, in turn, coordinator of the Collective of Movements and Youth Association of Congo, member of civil society, Permanent Secretary of Civil Society of Congo, Secretary General of Civil Society of the Congo, from 1999 to February 2005, Civil Society Delegate to the national consultation organized by religious denominations in 2000 and Civil Society/Forces Vives Delegate to the Inter-Congolese Dialogue in 2002 (Member of the Political and DIC Legal).
Elected Deputy Rapporteur Secretary of the Civil Society/Forces Vives delegation to the Inter-Congolese Dialogue in Sun City, he countersigned, in this capacity, with Monsignor Jean-Luc Kuye Ndondo, all the official documents of the Civil Society component, of the Inter-Congolese Dialogue Congolese until the establishment of transitional institutions.
A researcher on security issues since the 2000s, the man has also followed several specializations in this field, including special training on democracy (Rule of Law and good governance), training on the rehabilitation of moral values and reconversion mentalities and of course, special training at the Academy of the National Intelligence Agency " ANR ".
Former head of the ANR branch at the Vice Prime Minister in charge of the Interior and customary affairs, former provincial director of the ANR city of Kinshasa, former vice-governor in charge of the Economy and finances in this same city of Kinshasa, several times adviser to various general administrators of the ANR, Jean-Hervé Mbelu Biosha brings together the assets necessary to restore the tarnished image of the ANR.