Sylvester Renner was born in Sierra Leone and in 1988 he graduated from University of Sierra Leone, BA of English and French languages. In 1998 he graduated from Bowling Green State University as MBA in Information Technology.
After graduation Mr. Renner worked at RURCON/RUDERSERV in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, US based humanitarian agency helping in Africa. He also worked for the local non-profit organizations establishing food programs in Western Area, Southern and Eastern Provinces.
From 1996 he studied an MBA program at the Bowling Green State University, Ohio, United States, with specialization on IT management. Since January 2004 he is IT manager of Library at Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, where he is a Vice President for Health Affairs at IT Governance Committee.In November 2005 he co-founded the Develop Africa charity and works as its managing director (president).