H.E Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
H.E Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Coordinating minister of economy, minister of finance, Nigeria

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ph.D. is the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance of Nigeria. She is also a Member of the Governing Council of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority in which capacity she provides advice and counsel to the Board of Directors.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is also an Adviser to the World Bank on the Stolen Assets Recovery initiative. She served as a Managing Director at The World Bank Group since December 1, 2007 until August 2011. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala founded NOI-Gallup polls. She served as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria from 2003 to 2006. Before taking up her Ministerial appointment, she served in a number of important positions at the World Bank including Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director of Operations in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Country Director for the South East Asia and Mongolia Country unit. She joined the World Bank in 1982. She serves as a Member of the Board of Governors of African Development Bank. She is a member or Chair of numerous boards and advisory groups in the public, private and non-governmental sectors including DATA, the World Resources Institute, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nelson Mandela Institution and the African Institutes of Science and Technology, and Friends of the Global Fund Africa. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including Time Magazine European Hero 2004, Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year 2005, Financial Times/The Banker African Finance Minister of the year 2005, and This Day Nigeria Minister of the Year 2004 and 2005. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and holds a Ph.D in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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