He is William Massaquoi.
Mr. Massaquoi replaces Mr. Vaanii Baker, who held the position for nearly two years.
The new LBBF Coordinator most recently worked with Farmbuilders, a subsidiary of Buchanan Renewables in Kakata, Margibi County, as Director of Operations.
Mr. Massaquoi brings to the LBBF both local and international experience in enterprise development.
He once served as West Africa Technical Advisor for Microenterprise Development with the International Charity, World Relief Corporation.
The new LBBF Coordinator holds a Master’s degree in International Development and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.
The LBBF is a public-private dialogue forum that supports efforts to create an environment within which businesses can flourish and create jobs for Liberians at all levels.
It brings together the Government of Liberia and the private sector to engage in constructive dialogue aimed at identifying, prioritizing and resolving key constraints to private sector development.
The Forum also seeks to improve the investment climate and increase private sector participation in economic policy-making in Liberia through joint private and public sector working groups to advocate for a better business environment, based on appropriate technical analysis of viable options.
The LBBF supports the development of awareness creation, inclusion; consensus building and cooperation within the private sector.
In an interview with the Daily Observer Tuesday, Bill Massaquoi said he was happy to be given the opportunity to work with the business oriented entity.
He promised to work towards making the LBBF a catalyst for private sector development within the country.
Mr. Massaquoi assured the public of LBBF’s commitment to fostering genuine public and private sector initiatives that will enrich the environment for doing business and investment in Liberia.