Our Board of Directors

Dr. Bernd ZATTLER, CHAIRMAN

Serves as the Board Chair of AccessBank Liberia. He is currently the Managing Director of LFS Financial Systems, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AB Microfinance Bank Nigeria, and Director on the Supervisory Boards of AccessHolding and AccèsBanque Madagascar. In addition to 14 years of experience with LFS, Dr. Zattler has extensive experience throughout the world working with institutions in development finance. Dr. Zattler has over 26 years of management and consulting experience in banking and MSME finance, with particular emphasis on credit operations, product development, and agriculture and rural finance. Dr. Zattler holds a Ph.D. in Economics and is fluent in German, English, French, and Spanish.

Jonas NYAYE, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jonas Nyaye has been working with LFS since August, 2016. Jonas Nyaye is the CEO/Managing Director of AccessBank, Liberia. Prior to that he worked as a Senior Consultant (Group Finance) supporting AccessBank, Liberia to develop its treasury and financial control functions. He previously worked for several years with a large international microfinance network operating in Ghana and held several positions within the institution. Mr. Nyaye held the position of CFO in the microfinance bank over 6 years and also worked as Head of Internal Control Division for a large commercial bank in Ghana. Mr. Nyaye has a Master degree in Finance and a university degree in Management and Accounting. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant at the ACCA.

Geegbae A. GEEGBAE, DIRECTOR

is Associate Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Liberia. He has more than 19 years of experience in teaching, economic analysis, and consulting. He holds a Masters degree in Banking from the Georgio Dell A More Foundation, formerly Finafrica Foundation in Milano, Italy, and a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Liberia.

Kyle LACKNER, DIRECTOR

Kyle Lackner joined the ABL Board in June 2014. Prior to that he worked as the Banking Services Manager for ABL from 2012 until early 2014. Before joining the Liberian team, Lackner worked with Access Bank Azerbaijan as Executive Assistant to the Management Board. From 2004 to 2005, Lackner worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer for community economic development assigned to AccessBank Azerbaijan. Prior to this, Lackner worked as Planning and Marketing Assistant for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and as Assistant Equity Analyst for Manning and Napier Investors. Lackner earned Bachelor degrees in economics and philosophy, with a focus on law and ethics, from the University of Rochester University, New York. Lackner speaks Azerbaijani and English.

Duannah A. KAMARA, DIRECTOR

Duannah A. Kamara has over ten years of experience in managerial responsibilities, business and project management, financial analysis, and strategy formulation. In addition to being a member of Accessbank Liberia’s Board of Directors, Kamara is currently an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Liberia. Previously, he was Director General of Liberia’s Ministry of Finance and worked in a variety of financial management positions in banks, nonprofit organizations, and private companies in the United States and Liberia. He has a Masters in International Management and Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul Minnesota, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Liberia.

Claire CLASQUIN, DIRECTOR

Claire Clasquin has been working for LFS since 2011. Ms Clasquin is Senior Consultant and Senior Internal Audit Coordinator for AccesHolding network banks (currently for Accessbank Liberia and AB Bank Rwanda). In addition she served for 2 years as Audit Committee member in AccèsBanque Madagascar. Prior to joining LFS, she worked 3 years as Head of Internal Audit and Technical Advisor in a Microfinance network in West Africa. Ms Clasquin holds a Master’s degree in Economics and speaks French, English and German.