Willie Belleh, Jr.
Willie Belleh, Jr. is a management specialist and a lawyer. He has over twenty years of management, academic, and analytical consulting field experience in government, academia and the private sector.
In government, he performed technical middle and senior level management functions. He served as executive secretary and CEO to the Constitutional Commission that drafted Liberia’s second constitution. At the Ministry of Finance, he served as assistant comptroller-general for public corporations where he assisted in monitoring the performance of state-owned enterprises. Earlier, he had served as a management trainee where he received broad exposure to fiscal management, including being an assistant to the deputy minister of finance for fiscal affairs and sitting on the technical committee of the national budget committee. At the Liberia Institute of Public Administration, he served as director for special projects and special assistant to the director-general. In this capacity, he handled inter-agency coordination, coordinated the institute’s annual national conference on public administration as well as activities in the director-general’s office. Earlier, he had served as development specialist, in which capacity he participated in public sector organization development activities, including civil service reforms, organization restructuring, and training of lower and middle level civil servants. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Port Authority, the Forest Development Authority, the National Bank of Liberia, as well as its successor the Central Bank of Liberia. He has currently concluded an engagement with the Government of Liberia where he served as chief of staff for the head of state and chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia.
In academia, Professor Belleh has taught, as an assistant professor of management, courses in management, marketing business policy and strategy, business law, personnel and organizational theory. He served as chairman of the Management Department responsible for coordinating the academic program of the department. Later, he served as associate professor of management and dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Liberia. In this capacity, he was responsible to manage research, teach, develop priorities, and attract funding, manage fiscal matters, recruit faculty and staff, and interact with various clientele of the college. He was a member of the Faculty Senate, the University Council, and the Executive Committee of the university.
In the private sector, he is co-founder and partner/senior consultant of Subah-Belleh Associates, one of Liberia’s leading consulting firms. His consulting experience has been extensive. He has successfully completed assignments commissioned and/or funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Investment Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United Nations Development Program, United Nations Children's Fund, Catholic Relief Services, Lutheran World Federation, Danish Agency for International Development Assistance, United States Agency for International Development, the Government of Liberia, Christian Health Organization of Liberia, and the Africa Alliance of YMCAs.
Belleh holds BBA, MBA, and LLB degrees. He also has formal training in management consultancy, project management, and computer literacy. He is known for his conceptual and analytical competencies as well as his excellent writing and interpersonal skills.