Mr. Mohammed M. Sherif is an Economist currently serving as the first Director General of TRANSCO CLSG. Before ascending to this position in September 2014, he most recently served as Chief Economist of the Ministry of Finance from 2012 – June 2014; served as the Senior Economist at the Ministry of Finance from 2008 – 2012.
Mr. Sherif is a leader with a proven record of offering expertise in the development of successful strategic documents in Liberia including the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2008 – 2011), Agenda for Transformation (2012 – 2017), Liberia Public Finance Law of 2009, took a technical lead role in the development of five Budget Framework Papers that underpinned Liberia medium term budgets beginning fiscal year 2010/2011 up to 2014/15, Medium Term Debt Management Strategy of 2013, and Risks Analysis Strategy for budget execution of 2013/14. He served as the Energy sector focal person at the Ministry of Finance from 2008 – 2014.
Mr. Sherif is also known for effectively coordinating reporting requirements of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility/Extended Credit Facility Program in Liberia from 2008 that led to HIPC completion in 2010. He successfully coordinated negotiation of a new IMF ECF program covering 2013 – 2015.
Involved in the preparation of various country Assistance strategies from 2009 to 2013 with multilateral institutions including the World Bank and the African Development Bank (AfDB), and directly participated in the negotiation of many credit agreements for Liberia including International Development Association (IDA) credits.
Mr. Sherif received his B.Sc in Statistics from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University in Nigeria and Master of Art Degree in Economic Policy and Management from the United Nations Institute for Economic Development and planning, Dakar, Senegal. He received professional training from a host of Universities including Duke University, USA; Harvard School of professional Education, USA; IMF Institute, USA; World Bank Institute in Washington DC, USA; He taught Business Statistics for four years and Public Finance for one year at the University of Liberia graduate program in Public Financial Management.
He is married with five children.