The New Dawn (Monrovia)

11 March 2014

Liberia: Recycled Appointments - Nocal Names New Executives

The National Oil Company of Liberia or NOCAL has announced the appointment of two vice presidents to its Executive Team, following a competitive vetting process.

According to a press release issued in Monday, those appointed by the Board of Directors are Lamini A. Waritay, Vice President for Public Affairs, and Karmo D. Ville, Vice President for Finance, effective March 1, 2014.

The NOCAL Board called on the appointees to "utilize their education, training, experience, and innovation" to boost the institution, it said, is an entity that holds "great promise for our nation and people."

Waritay comes to the job with requisite professional experience as a Communications Specialist, and academician. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone, a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication from Boston University in the United States, and a Certificate in Communications Policy and Planning from the Universities of Nairobi, Kenya, and Amsterdam in Holland.

He is also former President of the Press Union of Liberia, Minister of Information, Acting Chairman of the Mass Communication department at the University of Liberia and, recently, Commissioner in charge of Public Affairs at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority or LTA.

For his part, the release said Ville also goes to the post with considerable professional training and academic qualifications, including a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting from the University of Liberia, and a Master's of Science in International Finance and Economic Development from the University Of Reading School Of Economics in the United Kingdom, coupled with several professional certifications.

He had served in several financially related positions, including Financial and Management Consultant of the World Bank Group, seconded to the Ministry of Education; Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Analyst for Project Management and Finance and Chief Administrative Officer at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, respectively.

The release added that before his recent appointment at NOCAL, Ville served as Managing Director of the National Transit Authority or NTA, in Gardnersville on Somalia Drive. The release added that Ville succeeds Mrs. Marie Leigh-Parker, who retired in October last year, while Waritay succeeds Mr. Israel Akinsanya, who resigned in September last year.

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