BIO of Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh

Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh
Minister of Commerce & Industry
Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh Minister of Commerce & Industry
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Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh is a financial expert and administrator with over thirty-six (36) years of executive level experience in both private and public sectors, at home and abroad. Prominent among these positions are; President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Agricultural & Cooperative Development Bank (ACDB), Executive Director of the African Development Bank Group, Minister of Finance, Executive Director of the Financial Sector Reform Secretariat, Office of the President of Liberia; Managing Director of the Atlantic Finance Corporation (AFC), Executive Vice President for Africa, DNR Investment Group. Prof. Tarpeh also consulted with the ADB, the United Nations Development Program, the European Union, United States Treasury, and the Government of Mozambique, among many.


Professor Tarpeh also served as Dean of the Graduate School of Business, and Vice President for Fiscal Affairs & Finance, respectively, University of Liberia, where he also teaches Accounting and Finance. He served on many corporate Boards of Directors, both in the public and private sectors. Until his appointment as Minister of Commerce and Industry, Prof. Tarpeh served as lead Counsel in the TARGUS Law Group, a high end law firm concentrating in corporate law.


Professor Tarpeh holds a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from the Louise Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia; a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the I. University of Pennsylvania; a Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting from the University of New Haven, New Haven Connecticut, USA; and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) in Management from the University of Liberia.


Professor Tarpeh also attended a number of Executive Management Development Programs, including the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and the Italian Institute of financial Management, in Milan Italy.


Professor Tarpeh is a member of the Tubman Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Prof. Tarpeh and his wife Charlene have several children.