Rugie Barry Biography
AWEP-Lib; Ministry of Commerce, Ashmun Street, Monrovia, Liberia
Cell Phone + 231886515169 / +231777202789
Specialty: Business Management and Administration
April 16, 2013, Certificate of Participation in Food Microbiology (Penn State University)
April 11, 2013, Certificate of Completion in the Principles of HACCP (Penn State University)
April 8, 2013, Certificate of Achievement in Food Safety and Sanitation for Food Manufacturers (Penn State University)
March 19, 2013, Certificate of Achievement in Food for Profit (Penn State University)
July, 2011- Present, African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Ambassador to Liberia
March 7-April 20, 2011: Consultant, Women for Women International, (U.S Based NGO)
2010-present: CEO, Liberian Business incubator. Engage the incubation of SME’s; provision of Loan to farmers; manufacturing of Cassava Flour, Fufu, Latou and Gari.
July 2010-August 2010: United States Sponsored Visitor Leadership Program leading to the establishment of the first Business Incubator in Liberia (November 4, 2010)
June 7, 2010: Member, Sub-Regional Consultation Group reviewing the World Bank Strategy for Africa; African Action Plan.
March 29-31, 2010 Committee Member, The Impact of the Global Financial Crises on West African States, Leveraging Public and Private sector Dialogue for Development.
June 10, 2010: Liberia’s Private Sector Representative; ECOWAS / CAADP Regional Private Sector which worked ECOWAS / CAADP to improve private investment in Agriculture sector region.
September 2009-September, 2011: Secretary General, Liberia Business Association.
2007: Manager, Crystal Clear Water Company
2002-2011: General Manager / Owner HAK Corporation
1999-2005: Executive Director, Combined Assistance for Relief and Enterprise Development Foundation (CAREFound) – local NGO
1997-1999: Painting consultant and Printing of Calendars, corporate gifts etc.
1989-1990 June: Supervisor Bushrod 4, Liberia Electricity Corporation
1987-1989: Consumer Assistance, Liberia Electricity Corporation
2013: MBA, University of Liberia
1996: BBA in Management and minor in Accountant: University of Liberia.
1989: AA Management-Zion Community College
1986: High School Certificate, St. Mary’s High School.
2006: Point Man Leadership Training. Offered by Point Man based in London
2005: Certificate, Voter and Civic Education. A certificate course offered by EC Bilateral / Carter Center, Monrovia
1983: Certificate, Maryann Cheese-man school of Home Economics.
2011-present: Ambassador/President of the African Women Entrepreneurship Program
2010 Nov-Present: CEO Liberia Business Incubator
2010: Lobbied for the extension of the JWA Richards School in Louisiana and the Renovation of the Samukai Town Jr. High School.
2010: Sponsored skill Training program for 21 Market Women of the Caldwell Market in Soap Making as alternative Livelihood.
2009: Provided 25 arm chairs to the Watta Allison Memorial Institute.
2009-present: Providing employment opportunity for residence in Louisiana Township through agriculture program.
2005-2006: Trained 237 ex-combatants in six disciplines including psycho-social counseling in Bo-Waterside, Grand Cape Mount County.
2001: In collaboration World Vision-Liberia, trained 150 men in swamp rice production in Gbowee Town, Louisiana.
2000: Contribute to alternative livelihood program through sponsored skills training programs for 50 community members of Louisiana Township.
2000: In collaboration with the Louisiana Township, constructed a six bed room clinic in Louisiana Township
1999: Provided relief items to the community of Louisiana (Soap, Clothing and Medication).
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE (Conference, Workshop, Business and Training)
2012 October 28-31: Head the Liberian delegation to attend the pack Expo show in Chicago.
2010 July-August: African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)
USA, England, China, Ethiopia, Nairobi, Mali, Germany, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cote D’ Voire, Benin, Zambia, Senegal, Mali, Turkey, Dubai, Tanzania and the United kindom
Member of the Board of Directors- Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ
Board Member, Liberia Business Association
Member/ Ambassador African Women Entrepreneurship Program
Re-elected as National Vice Chairman for Administration Liberty Party
Member of ZONTA Club