Amb. Laraamand Shenkin Nyonton, MSB, BBA
Vice Chairman, Communication and Outreach
Ambassador Laraamand Shenkin Nyonton comes with a competitive worth of experience as a business professional and social activist. He holds a Masters of Science in Business (MSB) from the Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, USA, a Certificate in Business Development and Strategies from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) from the African Methodist Episcopal University, Monrovia, Liberia. Amb. Nyonton is currently pursuing a second Masters in the field of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, Pennsylvania, Unites States of America.
As a business professional, he has worked as a Senior Client Advisor for Banking Services at Access Bank Liberia, the country’s first micro-loan bank, to empower hundreds of individual entrepreneurs and small businesses within Liberia’s SME Sector with the information, tool, and access to finance needed for growth and expansion. Ambassador Nyonton also worked with the International Finance Corporation’s Africa Schools Project and Marketing Innovations as a Business and Recruitment Strategist for high schools, technical and vocational institutions and colleges across Montserrado and Margibi Counties, Liberia. He is credited for his contributions towards the training and development of hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises in Liberia, in small business management, procurement and finance.
As a social activist, Ambassador Nyonton has participated in peace, mediation, and social transformative programs, such as, the Child’s Disarmament Program during the end of the First Liberian Civil War, National Youth Conferences and National Youth Policy Validation Seminars, the 14th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations in New York, and the planning and organizing of the All Liberian National Student Symposium in Liberia. Ambassador Nyonton also served as the only Donor Representative and Lead for the rebirth phase of the National Cadet Program in Liberia, a program that gives recent university graduates the opportunity to perform on-the-job learning across various government ministries and agencies in Liberia.
In 2012, through the Carter Center Foundation work in Liberia, Ambassador Nyonton received the institution’s highest honor, and was awarded an Ambassador for Peace Services, for his numerous contributions in training, developing and inspiring social transformative actions for Liberia’s young generation.