Matilda Parker serves as the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) of the Republic of Liberia. The Authority network comprises four ports that handle over 87% of Liberia’s commercial trade. The NPA has regulatory control over vessel traffic movement, anchoring and berthing within Port waters. As Managing Director, she provides strategic direction in the management, planning and development of all ports in the Republic.
Ms. Parker is an impressive, high achieving executive with over 27‐years of hands‐on experience in the functions of Finance, IT, Port and General Management. Furthermore, her professional experience boasts an intimate, multidisciplinary profile with seasoned experience in International Relations, Enterprise Transformation, Business Operations, and Telecommunications. Her career spans from mid‐level to multinational corporations in both the domestic and international arenas. Within this sphere, she holds a successful track record as a visionary, creator and driver of strategy and industry best practices that have uniformly delivered record setting gains. Ms. Parker has consistently taken the initiative to reduce costs and increase bottom-line, identify and deploy critical technology, and plan and implement cross functional programs, operational policies and joint ventures.
Prior to joining NPA, she served as a Senior Director at AT&T ‐ a leading international telecommunications corporation with over 300 thousand employees worldwide and $120 billion in revenue. Prior to AT&T, Ms. Parker held senior positions at Nextel (now Sprint) and GlobalOne (former alliance between France Telecom, Deutche Telekom & Sprint), also telecommunication titans based in the United States. Earlier in her career, she reported directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of various non‐profit organizations.