Thursday, February 18, 2016

Liberian president, Ellen Sirleaf, appoints her son as head of Liberian Central Bank

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 
has appointed her son, Charles Sirleaf, as 
the interim executive governor of the 
Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). Charles, 
who is a highly experienced banker, was
 until his appointment, the deputy governor
 of the bank, having worked for the bank 
since 2004. He takes over from Joseph 
Mills Jones, the immediate Governor 
of the Bank who resigned so he can 
prepare to run for president during 
Liberia's presidential election due to
 take place in 2017.
President Sirleaf suspended her son for a

 while in 2012, following his failure to
 properly declare his asset.

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