Dr Joseph Allimany Thullah

Director of Debt Management
Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Republic of Sierra Leone


A Sierra Leonean with a PhD in Economics, Masters of Science in Statistics, Masters of Arts in Economic Policy Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from universities within and outside Sierra Leone. Dr. Thullah has extensive career development path on general administration, Public Debt, Micro and Macroeconomic Management and Public Financial Management, with over 20 years working experience.

He began his career as researcher in the Central Bank of his Country and later moved to the Ministry of Finance, where he ascended to the position of Assistant Director in Public Debt and left in November 2020 to serve as the Debt Advisor in the Debt Department of Commonwealth Secretariate in London. For many years, Dr Thullah combines both Academic and Industry experience in his endeavor as economist as he used to teach Econometrics, Statistics, Mathematics for Economics, International Economics, International Economics, Trade and Finance across various years in both the graduate and post graduate levels at the oldest University of his country, Fourah bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

Dr. Thullah has strong capacity to undertake complex technical research with special attention to Public Debt Management and overall Fiscal Policy Management. He has extensive knowledge in budgetary preparation, implementation and general economic reforms and very useful revenue generation. He has undertaken independent research on Public Debt, Exchanged Rate, corruption and the role of stock exchange in the development of the economy. Dr. Thullah also lectures economics, statistics, and international economics (largely on Pro-Bono Basis) at University of Makeni (UNIMAK) whilst serving as external examiner for economics, Business Administration/Studies in the department of Business Administration and Human Resources Department at UNIMAK.

Finally, Dr. Thullah has demonstrated excellent skills in job companionship with proven record of team spirit with peers and elders in the work place. He is highly organized, respectful and always purposeful and can undertake multiple tasks in deadline driven environment like the Central Bank , Ministry of Finance and the University of Serra Leone.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference