Dr. George Fonderson

Founding partner & Chairman
E: gfonderson@bakertillyliberia.com
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George is a Certified Public Accountant accredited in Washington DC, USA, a Chartered Professional Accountant accredited in Ontario, Canada, and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He is founding partner of the firm, and its current Board Chair. As a Fulbright Scholar, George studied finance and international business in the USA, and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. Additionally, George is a member of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana, and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He has had an active professional career as an international business consultant, audit professional, strategic advisor, and educator for more than 30 years.

George was previously a Partner at a Big-4 accountancy firm and held senior roles in the firm’s international network, including Director of consulting operations (Liberia), Board Member and Head of West Africa consulting operations (based in Ghana), Education Coordinator for Africa (based in South Africa), Regional Coordinator for Africa (based in South Africa), Partner-in-Charge of East Africa Risk Management Services (based in Kenya) and Firm Director (Canada). During this period, he was privileged to represent the Africa region on the network’s Risk Management and Information Technology Committees for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMA) Region.

George has been a lecturer at the College of Business and Public Administration, University of Liberia and is past Secretary-General of the Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA). He has chaired many of the Institute’s standing committees and remains keenly involved in the development of the accounting industry in Liberia. He has been a member of the Technical and Standard Setters Forum of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and has served on the Editorial Board of the publication, Finance and Accounting Policy Pro Manual (FAPP), published by First Reference in Canada. George is a past Vice President of the Liberia Business Association and, in 1994, received the association’s Distinguished Personality Award for his contributions toward the development and enhancement of Liberian business initiatives. George is a member of the Board of Empowerment Squared (Liberia).

As Chairman of Baker Tilly Liberia, George oversees activities relating to the firm’s strategy and international alliances.