Charles Gyude Bryant
Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia

Charles Gyude Bryant participated in the World Leader’s Forum Head of State Week in September 2004.

Charles Gyude Bryant has been Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (Head of State) since October 14, 2003, and has been active in Liberian civic and political affairs since the early 1970's. When the military Junta lifted the ban on political activity in 1984, Gyude Bryant joined a number of other prominent Liberian political and business leaders to found the Libeira Action Party (LAP). In 1992 he was elected chairman of LAP. He has used this platform to build the party into an institution that has played a leadership role in bringing the previously fractious Liberian opposition together.

Gyude Bryant launched his professional career as an entrepreneur. Following his graduation from Cuttington University College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, Gyude Bryant was hired in 1972 by the Mesurado Group of Companies, then Liberia's largest private conglomerate, to serve as fleet manager of the Mesurado Fishing Company. In 1973 he went to the National Port Authority to head its planning and development department. In 1977 he launched a company of his own, the Liberia Machinery & Supply Company (LIMASCO), of which he is president and CEO.

He has been an active communicant of the Episcopal Church of Liberia. In 1996 he was elected chairman of its Diosesan Board of Trustees, a position he still retains.

Gyude Bryant is married to Rosie Lee Bryant and has three children

 

Participated In

Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant of the National Transitional Government of Liberia

Date: September 20, 2004 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Low Memorial Library
Description:
Charles Gyude Bryant, chairman of the National Transitional
Government of Liberia, speaking in the early evening about the next steps for
this war-torn nation. Gyude Bryant
focused especially on educational issues, redevelopment and reconstruction.