LIBERIA: Dorbor M. Hagba, GNN Banker Of The Week – A Profile

This as our new segment to highlight the services of Liberians in their various places of work, we crave into the banking sector of Liberia spotlighting one of those Liberians who have been over the years for their professional services to Liberia and its people.

This week we profile a man who is not strange in the Liberian banking sector; his professional services over the years with his unnoticed professional expertise been admired by many Liberians including his professional colleagues.

Mr. Dorbor M. Hagba, BBA, MBA, is our Profile of the week; his professional working relationship at the Central bank of Liberia (CBL) as Director of Finance gives him the upper hand over others to capture our weekly slot as our Banker of the week.

“Hagba” as he is affectionately called by many of his peers and professional workmates, and relatives is a soft-spoken gentleman who believes in principle; serving people honestly and doing justice to those justices deserved.  

Our Banker of the week is professionally equipped in his area of assignment which is been admired by many of those who work with him over the years at the CBL; his professional approach to issues at all times, be it at work or at social gathering is always admired.

Our Banker of the week is a well-schooled Liberian banker whose academic background has proven beyond border from well recognized and reputable institutions where he obtained his degrees with honor and integrity.

Below are the roll calls of his numerous academic and professional credentials from those recognized institutions;

His   Master of Business Management and Administration (MBA) Degree was obtained in 2007.  From the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa,  Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Cum Laude in 2000, University of Liberia.

Certificate of Participation in a course titled “Financial Independence, Reporting and Accountability for Central Banks at Christ’s College, Cambridge University, England, United Kingdom, September 10, 2013.    

Certificate of Participation in a European Central Banking Course on Financial Reporting for Central Banks, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2011.

Certificate of participation in a WAIFEM Regional course on Financial Risk Management. West Africa Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) Banjul, The Gambia- March 2013

Certificate of participation in a WAIFEM Regional course on Corporate Financing and Enterprise Risk Management. West Africa Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) Accra, Ghana- February 2013.

Certificate of Achievement for successful completion of Advance  Budgeting and     Financial Control Course- at Modern Management Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, June 24, 2011.

Certificate for Completion of Course in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)- PWC-Ghana, Accra, Ghana, July 2010.

Certificate of participation in IT Auditing by PWC-Ghana, October 2008, Monrovia, Liberia

Certificate of participation in Risk Based Internal Audit by PWC-Ghana, October 2008, Monrovia, Liberia

Certificate of participation in the Seminar on “Safeguards Assessments for Central Banks” by The Joint Africa Institute (JAI), April 17-25 in Tunis, Tunisia in collaboration with African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Bank.

Certificate of participation in a course on Money Market Instruments, Ghana National Banking College, Accra, Ghana-2005.

Certificate of participation in a WAIFEM Regional course on Capital Markets, West Africa Institute of Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) Lagos, Nigeria-2005.

His work experience include,  Director-Finance Department, Central Bank of Liberia-June 2012-present, Officer-in-Charge-Finance Department, Central Bank of Liberia-February 2012-June 2012, Assistant Director of Finance, Central Bank of Liberia, March 2010-February 2012, among others.

As a Liberian who always willing to help young financiers has taken an assignment at the University of Liberia (UL) as Instructor providing lectures in Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting.

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