The Chair & Deputy Chair

The Chair: Momodu Lamin Kargbo

Mr Momodu Kargbo is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone with almost 40 years experience in the Public and Private Sectors.

Minister Kargbo is the Chair of the g7+ Group of Fragile States and Co-Chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Minister Kargbo served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Sierra Leone and is credited to have significantly improved Foreign Exchange and Reserve Management.

In his previous term at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone, Minister Kargbo served as Deputy Minister and Minister of State responsible for Expenditure Control and Management, Revenue and Tax Policy Administration and Public Financial Management Reforms.

In the private sector, Minister Kargbo was Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Development Bank. He also owned and managed a successful timber and furniture business.

Minister Kargbo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and an MSC in Agriculture Economics from Rutgers University, USA. He also holds an MBA from Texas A&M University, USA.