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The Millennium Challenge Account Liberia Board is responsible for the oversight, direction, and decisions of MCA- L. It is also responsible for the overall implementation of the Compact. The Board is comprised of nine voting members and one non-voting member. The members of the Board include the following:
Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.
Minister of Finance and Development Planning
Hon. Samuel D. Tweah, Jr., Minister of Finance and Development Planning, is the Chairman of the Board of MCA-Liberia.
He previously served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the African Development Bank for the Constituency including The Gambia, Ghana, Sudan, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
He has also worked as the Lead Economist for the National Millennium Compact Development Project. He additionally consulted with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning during the drafting of the Government of Liberia`s Poverty Reduction Strategy II.
He holds a Master of Science in Economics Degree from George Washington University and graduated with honors from the University of Liberia with a Bachelor of Science in Economics Degree from the University of Liberia.
Cllr Frank Musah Dean
Minister of Justice and Attorney General
Cllr Frank Musah Dean, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, is the founder and former Managing Director of the Dean & Associates law firm.
He previously served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation.
He additionally served as Deputy Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs as well as the President/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Company of Liberia.
Cllr Dean holds a Master in Law with concentration in International Business Law Degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor in Law from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Hon. Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan
Minister of Public Works
Hon. Mobutu Vlah Nyenpah, Sr., Minister of Public Works, previously served a nine-year term as the Senator of Sinoe County, where he chaired the County Legislative Caucus for 8 years.
Before then, he served as Deputy Managing Director of the Liberia Petroleum Refinery Corporation (LPRC) from 2003 to 2006 and Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation.
Minister Nyenpan has also worked in the private sector for international non-governmental organizations, including the United Nations Office for Project Services, where he served as Resident Civil Engineer for Bong and Nimba Counties and the International Foundation for Education and Self-help USAID Project as a Civil Engineer and a Program Specialist.
He graduated from the University of Liberia with the following degrees: a Master in International Relations, a Bachelor of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Hon. Gesler Elbert Murray
Minister of Mines and Energy
Hon. Gesler Elbert Murray, Minister of Mines and Energy, began his public service in 1980 at the then named Ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy, where he served as a field geologist and eventually rose to chief geologist.
He later became Assistant Minister for Planning and Operations and Inspector-General of Mines before serving as Assistant Minister for Mineral Exploration & Environmental Research.
Minister Murray has also chaired the Department of Geology and Mining Engineering at the University of Liberia. He graduated from the University of Liberia with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master in International Relations.
Hon. Monie R. Captan
CEO, MCA Liberia
Hon. Monie R. Captan (Secretary to the Board) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia.
Mr. Captan was the National Coordinator of the Government of Liberia’s National Millennium Compact Development Project. He has had extensive experience in the public and private sectors.
He has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and before then, as Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. He was President of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce and Chief Executive Officer of Comium Telecommunications.
He's also an Adjunct Associate Professor of International Relations at the IBB Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Liberia.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (1985) and a Master of Arts degree (1987) in International Relations from the University of San Diego, California, USA.
Cllr. Frances Johnson-Morris Allison
Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia
Her Honor, Cllr. Frances Johnson-Morris Allison has held very senior level positions in public service in Liberia.
She served as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.
She led the country through its first real post-war democratic elections as Chair of the National Elections Commission in 2005.
Cllr. Morris left the commission and served as the country`s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General in 2006 before going on to serve as the Minister of Commerce and Industry in 2007. She was the National Director of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Liberia from 2004 to 2005.
Cllr. Morris holds an LLB in law from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia and a Bachelor's degree in English from the same institution.
Cllr. Archibald Bernard
Chairman of the Board of Directors of LEC
Resident Country Director, MCC Liberia
Hon. Kateri Clement is the Resident Country Director of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She took up the post in Liberia since April 2016.
Kateri joined the MCC in April 2008 as Resident Country Director for Burkina Faso. In September 2014, upon successful completion of the $480M Burkina compact, she took up the same position on the Georgia II team in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Before joining MCC, she served as Country Director for the Peace Corps programs in Mali and Mauritania and directed CARE International’s emergency program in Guinea for Sierra Leonean and Liberian refugees. Also with CARE, she managed a Mobile Health Program in post-conflict northern Niger.
She holds a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history of mathematics from St. John's College in Annapolis, Md. Kateri was a Peace Corps Education volunteer in Niger and has four sons and one daughter.