Our Board Members


Victoria Sia Kargbo - Chairman Board of Director

She has worked as a principal and founder of Aberdeen Municipal Junior Secondary School and principal of St. Joseph Secondary School Makeni and also serves as a part time lecturer at Milton Margai College of Education. She has a wealth of experience in the educational sector. She holds a B.Sc. in Education (Home Economics), Post Graduate Diploma and also has attended a series of training at both national and international level. She is currently the Chairman, Board of Directors of LAPO Sierra Leone.


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Godwin Ehigiamusoe Phd, - Board Member

He is an acknowledged Microfinance practitioner who began his involvement in microfinance and microenterprise development as a rural Co-operative Officer before he founded LAPO (Lift Above Poverty Organization), a successful pro-poor microfinance institution with operations in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He holds a Doctorate degree in Policy and Development Studies with emphasis on Microfinance Policy and Regulatory Frameworks. He has authored Understanding NGOs (1998); Poverty and Microfinance in Nigeria (2000); Issues in Microfinance: Enhancing Financial Inclusion (2011). He is currently the Managing Director, LAPO Microfinance Bank.


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Pastor Augustine Bangura - Board Member

Mr. Augustine Bangura has worked in various organizations, including the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited and the Deeper Life Ministry. He has attended training in Leadership and Governance and he has been a member of the PACANET Board of Trustees for more than ten years.


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Josephine Nwachukwu - Board Member

She holds a National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from Auchi Polytechnic Edo State (1997); Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance, University of Port Harcourt, and Masters in Business Administration (MBA), University of Benin, she joined LAPO in 1997 as a programme Officer. A microfinance Certified Banker (MCIB). She is presently the Head, Finance &Treasury.


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Gabriel Eshiague - Board Member

A graduate from the University of Benin in 2006, He is a student member of Associate Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA), Chartered Management Accountant of Nigeria (CIMAN). He also holds a master’s degree in Finance & Accounting. He occupied several positions in LAPO MFB such as, Branch Accountant, Mega Branch Manager, Regional Accountant and Regional People officer (RPMO) before being seconded to LAPO SL as Finance Manager; and in 2014, he became the Managing Director LAPO-SL. He has attended several training Programs such as: Credit Administration in Microfinance.


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