Sanusi S Deen - BSc Agric. (USL) MS. (Illinois)

Sanusi S Deen is an Agricultural Economist and business management specialist with considerable professional and practical corporate management experience. His career experiences include university teaching in Agricultural finance and microeconomic theory, investment banking, Management of multinational industrial fisheries projects, administration of private sector business organizations and management of national microfinance projects.  His specialities are agricultural credit and the development of small and medium sized enterprises. Has successfully carried out numerous feasibility studies of agricultural, agro-industrial and small industrial projects for bank financing. Has written numerous papers on agricultural credit and on issues dealing with the development of the private sector. Has served as Chairman and director on a number of company boards in Sierra Leone and abroad. Has vast experience in international business negotiations and implementation of long-term agreements and protocols. Has strong working experience with the CDE-Proinvest of the European Union, the ECOWAS and the Commonwealth Business Council. A participant in the development of a capital market in Sierra Leone as a member of the Stock Exchange Technical Committee. Has excellent communication skills in oral and written English and a basic working capability in French. 

Dunstan Spencer - BSc Agric with Hons (London), MS, PhD (Illinois)

Dunstan Spencer is an agricultural economist, with background training in animal science and agronomy. Taught agricultural and development economics, including policy analysis, to undergraduate and graduate students in Sierra Leone and the USA. Highly skilled agricultural program evaluator and impact assessor. As a research program leader in international research organizations, led the development of strategic visions and orientations for major agricultural research and development thrusts and managed the programs to ensure synergies and complementarities with other programs of the organizations and stakeholders. Ensured effective and results oriented team work in large multicultural teams located in many countries. As a member and team leader of evaluations of major international research institutions, provided expertise in assessing the vision, mission and performance of the institutions and their ability to deliver international public goods. Having chaired the Board of Directors of a national as well as an international research institute has tackled the problems of resource mobilization and oversight in difficult national as well as international arenas. Has successfully built and managed a small consulting firm with a network of professionals and Associates located across Africa. Has considerable experience and expertise in national and regional policy making and advice in Africa at the highest political levels. Has expertise in women in development and poverty alleviation issues. As a native English speaker who has lived and worked in both French and English speaking countries, have excellent communications skills in both languages.

Chrispin Wilson – B.A. Econs. (Durham) FCCA

Chrispin Wilson is a Certified Accountant with a background in economics and considerable expertise in the preparation of Statutory Accounts, the interpretation of financial accounts including the use of financial ratios, financial analysis of projects and the conceptualisation, development, and implementation of projects.
He has worked both for the Central Government and in the private sector. He has experience in the auditing of government accounts, and in the financial analysis of government projects. As Director of Finance of the National Development Bank he developed accounting systems for small businesses and carried out financial analysis and projections of investment projects. His international work experience include assignments for the International Planned Parenthood Federation -   IPPF and  United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Kenya, Jordan, Cote d’Voire, Chad, & Togo. He served the IPPF as a Management Auditor and Financial Controller. In these positions he gained vast experience in auditing and financial services in 22 African Countries South of the Sahara. As UNICEF Representative in Chad, Kenya, and Togo he held sensitive programme negotiations at the highest levels with host Governments. He is an expert in operational and management audits and planning and programming of investments. He is proficient in both written and spoken French, which stood him in good stead during his high profile appointments as UNICEF Representative in Francophone African Countries.

Pious Sesay - BSc Hon (Njala)

Pius Sesay is a First Class Honours graduate who scored distinction in his Environmental and Conservation project dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for his degree. Mr Sesay has had 5 years training in Environmental Science and has been a member of teams that have carried out studies in many parts of Sierra Leone. These include socio-economic impact studies of mining operations, developing training modules on the rehabilitation of mined out areas and associated communities, baseline studies on children and youth development programmes and evaluation of skills training programme for vulnerable women and girls.

 

 

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