LIBERIA: Dorbor M. Hagba-BBA, MBA Named Statesman of The Year

Mr. Dorbor M. Hagba, Director of Finance at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has been awarded as Statesman of the year by the GNN-LIBERIA and other media institutions in Liberia for his professional services at that institution, and his numerous contributions to the growth and development of Liberia’s human resource.

The honored was bestowed upon him last week at his CBL office in Monrovia; with praises for his tireless efforts in bringing relief to the Liberian economy.

Below is a full text of his ‘CV’:                                                                                                              

Profile of Mr. Dorbor M. Hagba-BBA, MBA

Accounting Department
Business College
University of Liberia

Finance Department
Central Bank of Liberia
P.O. Box 2048
Carey & Warren Streets
Monrovia, Liberia

SUMMARY:    •    More than twelve years of progressive accounting, auditing and finance experience.
    •    Audit Assistant with PKF.
•    Master of Business Management and Administration (MBA) Degree
•    Cum Laude graduate with BBA in Accounting.
•    Published a book in the areas of Finance, Statistics and Forecasting.
    •    Proficient with MS Office, Windows XP, and the Internet.
    .    Recipient of  2013 awards from three reputable media institutions in Liberia .

EDUCATION:    Master of Business Management and Administration (MBA) Degree, December, 2007.  University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town, South Africa.

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Cum Laude- February 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.

:    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.
o    Principal Deputy to the Director of Finance.
o    Supervise the preparation of the Bank’s financial statements.
o    Supervise the preparation, monitoring and implementation of CBL Budget.
o    Chaired the new Financial Reporting Software Implementation Team
o    Supervise the reconciliation of bank accounts.
o    Account for Liberia’s position in the IMF.
o    Authorize payments.

    Instructor, University of Liberia-2001-present
o    Provide  lectures in Intermediate Accounting and Cost Accounting
o    Recipient of a certificate of Appreciation Award from the Management Students

     Accountant Level II/Finance Department, March 2007-March 2010
o    Prepared IFRS Financial Statements.
o    Prepared and updated the Finance Department Accounting Manual.
o     Account for Liberia’s position in the IMF.
o    Supervise the work of all junior accountants.

Junior Accountant/Finance Department, April 2000-February 2007
o    Prepared Bank Reconciliation Statements.
o    Account for and compute monthly depreciation charges on the Bank’s fixed
o    Pass and post transaction entries.
o    Participated in the currency exchange exercise.
o    Assisted with payroll, tax, and other account processing. 
    Audit Assistant/PKF, August 1999 to April 2000
     Participated in the annual audit of CBL and LBDI, including development of the  final certification report.
o    Secretary General, Accounting Students Association- University of Liberia,
o    Member, Student Union Audit Committee, 1999-2000
o    Chairman, Education Committee, Lofa University Students Association-1999-
o    Member Audit Committee, First United Methodist Church-2007-present.
o    Co-Chair, Election Commission of CBL Employees Association-2007
o    President, Student Council Government, Swedish F.P. Mission High school-

Publication: A book titled “Can Market Volume Help in Predicting Share Market

Personal Data:    Date of Birth-March 18, 1971
    Marital Status-Married
    Number of dependents- Four (4)
    Religious Affiliation- Christian, Methodist
    Hobbies-Reading Business magazines, writing, playing soccer and jogging.

References:    Hon. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan
    Minister of Foreign Affairs
    Hon. Charles E. Sirleaf
    Deputy Governor for Operations
    Central Bank of Liberia

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