Profile Of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | CABLE REPORTERS

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC)

Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Queen's School, Enugu, St. Anne's School, Molete, Ibadan, and the International School Ibadan

She arrived in the US in 1973 as a teenager to study at Harvard University, graduating magna cum laude with an AB in Economics in 1976. In 1981, she earned her Ph.D in regional economics and development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a thesis titled Credit policy, rural financial markets, and Nigeria's agricultural development.

She received an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), that supported her doctoral studies.

Candidate for Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

14 honorary degrees including Yale, Brown, Colby, Tel Aviv, Pennsylvania, Dublin.

On the Board of Twitter, GAVI, Standard Chartered Bank, Lazard, ARC.

Ex World Bank Group MD.

On South Africa's Presidential Economic Advisory Council.

Nigeria's ex Minister of Economy, 

ex Minister of Finance, 

 ex Minister of Foreign Affairs.

2020 Harvard Kennedy School Angelopoulos Fellow.

WHO's Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala worked at the World Bank for 25 years and also worked at WEF.

2004 TIME European Heroes award.

Senior Adviser of Lazard.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank International Advisory Panel.

Co-Chair of the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate.
Ex Co-Chair of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity member

World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Foundation

UN’ Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Agenda.
She is the founder of Nigeria’s first indigenous opinion-research organization, NOI-Polls.

She also founded the Center for the Study of Economies of Africa (C-SEA)

Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution.
Dr. Okonjo Iweala is

On UNESCO's International Commission on the Futures of Education.

An IMF's advisory group.

AU Special Envoy to solicit funds for the fight against Coronavirus.

Japan International Cooperation Agency International Advisory Board member.
2005 Euromoney Global Finance Minister of the Year.

Former AfDB Board of Governors Member (2003-2006, 2011-2015).

Member of IMF Committee (2003-2006, 2011-2015).

Chair of the World Bank-IMF Development Committee (2004).

National honours from Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria


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