Lilian Best

School of Public & International Affairs
Class of 2024
Lilian is a public servant with fifteen years of experience working for the Government of Liberia. She has held senior roles at the Ministry of Finance & Development Planning, and the Central Bank of Liberia. Her portfolios have included supporting corporate governance and strategy as well as diplomacy and economic cooperation at the regional and continental levels. She has played a lead role in various public initiatives including the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) agenda, as well as helping to drive the Ebola response and economic recovery; financial inclusion; and capital markets development. Lilian sits on the boards of various organizations promoting education, good corporate governance, and women’s rights in Liberia. She has published articles promoting women’s political participation and financial inclusion. She holds a B.A. in political science with an emphasis in international relations from the University of California at Berkeley (2008) and a graduate certificate in capital markets from the George Washington University School of Business (2020). She is an avid reader, an amateur artist, and she enjoys long walks.
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