Executive James Suah Shilue is the Executive Director for Platform for Dialogue and Peace (P4DP) as of June 2012. Prior to occupying this position, James served as Liberia Programme Coordinator for Interpeace and was responsible for the day-to-day management and overall direction of the programme. Mr. Shilue has been working on issues of development, research, Ebola, peacebuilding and conflict prevention, including land disputes and resolution, for more than 15 years. In addition to overseeing the overall programme of Interpeace in Liberia, he has collaborated and worked with various international projects, including the Geneva Graduate School Small Arms Survey, Bentley University research project, USIP and George Washington University Rule of Law projects, George Washington IDRC Liberian Diaspora Research project, the Carter Centre Urban Justice project and the International Center for Migration Policy Development. Mr. Shilue has also been involved in coordinating and implementing participatory research and focus groups discussions. James has enormous experience working with national stakeholders to communicate complex findings into policy relevant action plans. With two Masters degrees in Social and Community Studies (De Montfort University, UK) and an MA in Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies), he has been working on Liberian and African affairs. Mr. Shilue has extensive experience in the management of complex operations and uses this experience to hone his skills in facilitation, partnership development and peace research, including issues on peace and reconciliation as well as land tenure and management. He does not only bring an acute knowledge of the political and social dynamics in Liberia, but also good connections both within the Liberian diaspora and with local and international peacebuilding organizations.

Jimmy Shilue has extensive experience in working in: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Netherlands, and Sierra Leone. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Civil society engagement and strengthening, Curriculum development and training, and Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment