Career and personal life
Komara was born into a Maninka family from the interior area of Upper Guinea and pursued his education in the Guinean capital. In 1973, Komara received a Degree in Management from the école supérieure d'administration in Conakry. In later years he has studied at the Institut supérieur des affaires (ISA) Paris, at the University of Colorado, the École supérieure de commerce de Rennes, and at the American University in Cairo. Komara began his banking career at Crédit Suisse, Zurich, in 1975. Rising in business and government, in 1990 he was appointed to the Guinean CTRN ruling council in charge of Economic Planning & Cooperation. He also served as Assistant Director for Personnel in the
Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)
 and as director of the Alumina Company of Guinea (ACG-Fria) Aluminum works at Fria. Jeune Afrique reported that during that time he had fallen out with President Conté. From 1995 to 2008, he was Senior Director for Projects & Administrative Services at the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Cairo, an organisation dedicated to improving trade between African nations. According to the
African Press Agency, Komara is a married father of six.