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CHRISTIE H. GREENE - BSc (econ) FCCA MBA, MBIM

Mr Greene holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. He is also a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Member of the British Institute of Management. In addition Mr Greene holds Certificates in the Management and Implementation of Industrial and Infrastructure Projects from the Project Planning Centre of the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom and Certificate in Banking.

Mr Greene’s experience spans some thirty years in banking and finance, strategic management and policy development and education in the public and private sectors. His expertise is being applied to his work with Sa-Hel as Managing Consultant. He has conducted several diagnostic reviews and provided appropriate strategy measures for effective directional focus of enterprises.

Mr Greene has been part of the development of the Gambia’s privatisation strategy and has undertaken several consultancies relating to implementation of the strategy. He has been involved with other areas of public sector capacity building and management. Mr Greene has been part of the change occasioned by the results of his reviews of operations and management of enterprises in the public and private sectors in the Gambia. He is among the trainers in the new Procurement Law and Practice in the Gambia.

Prior to his tenure with Sa-Hel, Mr Greene was Financial Adviser to the Gambia Civil Aviation Authority. During this period, the fortunes of this enterprise recovered from its huge losses to a very profitable one in three years. He developed the policies that were to be used in the management of the corporation and developed staff capacity to meet responsible management.

During this tenure, Mr Greene contributed immensely to capacity building, skills and knowledge transfer, and improving financial management competence through development of institutional, technical, commercial, administrative and financial capacities for financial management and practical training of staff for improved performance and outlook prior to divestiture of the airport operations. He developed policies including procurement and supplies, accounting system and procedures, Internal Audit.

Mr Greene was Managing Consultant of KPMG in Sierra Leone and in the Gambia. He undertook and coordinated consultancies of all kinds. Clients serviced included small and large organisations, NGOs, Projects sponsored by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Government Agencies, public corporations and private enterprises.

Mr Greene worked with the Mano River Union MRU, a union of three states of Sierra Leone, Guinea Conakry and Liberia as Financial Analyst, establishing the Industrial Development Unit of the Union. Mr Greene also set up the financial management capacities of the Union in Liberia and Guinea, as well as the Training Institutions that were established under the Union. During this period also Mr Greene served as Adviser to the Commissions on Trade and Industry as well as Administration and Finance.

Mr Greene is a former Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development of Sierra Leone with responsibility for public expenditure control. He was responsible for Public Economic Management, especially Public Sector Financial Management and Control at policy, professional and technical levels. Emphasis was on national planning, expenditure control, budget management, public sector accountability, capacity building and Institutional development. Other activities that fell under his portfolio included Public Debt Management, Supervision of State Enterprises, Negotiations with the International Financing Institutions and donors, Financial Control of Development Projects and Supervision of the Accountant–General’s, Budget Department and Public Debt.

Mr. Greene was head of Department of Finance and Accounting at the Institute of Public Administration and Management IPAM (University of Sierra Leone). He is credited with development of the curriculum for the Degree of Master of Business Administration and the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration of the University. Mr Greene also developed several training programmes and coordinated several workshops for professional training. He also participated in the training of other trainers. Mr Greene also assists the University of the Gambia in its bid to provide the calibre of lecturing capacity that is required.

Mr Greene has conducted numerous consultancies under World Bank funding and IMF auspices in Sierra Leone including the Public Sector Management Support Programme, the Transport Sector Rehabilitation Project, the financial management capacity of the Auditor General’s Department, the Accountant General’s Department, the Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Sierra Leone Roads Authority.

 

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