Olubanke  King-Akerele
Liberia

Olubanke King-Akerele

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Date of Birth: 11/05/1946

Education: BA, Economics, Brandeis University, USA, 1967; Master's, Economics and Human Resources, Northwestern University, USA.

Biography: Senior Planning Officer, Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, 1968-69 and 1975-80; Deputy Director, National Social Security and Welfare Corporation, 1975-80; Deputy Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women, 1982-89; Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Senegal, 1989-91; UNDP Resident Representative and Resident Coordinator for UN Operational Activities in Mauritius and Seychelles, 1991-94; Managing Director, Country Strategy and Programme Development Division, UNIDO, 1994-96; Chief, East and Central Africa Division, Regional Bureau for Africa, UNDP, 1996-97; UNDP supported sabbatical, 1998; Resident Representative and Coordinator of the United Nations System Operational Activities for Development in Zambia, UNDP, 1998-03; Minister of Commerce and Industry, 2006-07; Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2007 to date.

Commentary: The granddaughter of former President of Liberia, Charles D.B. King, Olubanke King-Akerele is one of the star ministers in Johnson-Sirleaf's cabinet. She boosted her credentials in 2006 after she was credited with having forced down the price of rice, Liberia's staple food.


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Vol 52 N0 1

LIBERIA

Johnson Sirleaf stands on her record

Many blamed former Foreign Minister Olubanke King-Akerele for problems over issuing passports but she took umbrage at the suspension and resigned...

Vol 51 N0 23

LIBERIA

Musical chairs in Monrovia

They include the Foreign Minister, Olubanke King-Akerele, a United Nations’ bureaucrat for over two decades; the former African Development Bank official, Eugene Shannon, who was Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy; and the one-time Wall Street investment banker, Richard Tolbert, who was Chairman of the National Investment Commission...

Vol 48 N0 6

LIBERIA

Referee in a tug-of-war

Star Ministers include Christopher Toe (Agriculture), Kofi Samuel Woods II (Labour), Antoinette Sayeh (Finance), Vabah Gayflor (Gender), and Olubanke King-Akerele (Commerce)...

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