11 March 2014

Liberia: New Appointments At Nocal - Waritay Heads Public Affairs

Monrovia — The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) announces the appointments of two Vice Presidents to its Executive Team following a competitive vetting process.

Those appointed by the Board of Directors are Lamini A. Waritay, Vice President for Public Affairs Division, and Karmo D. Ville, Vice President for Finance Division.

Making the appointments, the NOCAL board called on the appointees to "utilize their education, training, experience, and innovation" to ensure the development of NOCAL, which, according to the board, is an entity that holds "great promise for our nation and people."

Waritay comes to the job with the requisite professional experience as a Communications Specialist, and academic qualifications, including 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 Certification in Communications Policy and Planning from the Universities of Nairobi, Kenya, and Amsterdam in Holland.

He once served as 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.

Mr. Karmo Ville also comes to his new position 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 of Science in International Finance and Economic Development from the University Of Reading School Of Economics in the United Kingdom, and several professional certifications.

Mr. Ville has 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.

Until his recent appointment at NOCAL, Mr. Ville served as Managing Director of the National Transit Authority (NTA). The appointments of the two NOCAL Vice Presidents are effective March 1, 2014.

Mr. Ville succeeds Mrs. Marie Leigh-Parker, who retired in October last year while Mr. Waritay succeeds Mr. Israel Akinsanya who resigned in September last year.

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