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Twitter appoint Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as a board member

Twitter has just appointed Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of its board of directors.

Twiter’s Executive Chairman, Omid Kordestani made the public announcement saying: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise “We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service.”

Okonjo-Iweala accepted the formal appointment with a tweet which read: “Twitter is a powerful platform that continues to be used as a strong connector for the global community, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team. ”

As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues.
I look forward to partnering with Twitter’s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good.”

See her tweets below;

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is an economist, a Senior Adviser at Lazard and the first female Minister of Finance in Nigeria.

She has served twice as Finance Minister of Nigeria, she has also served as the Managing Director of the World Bank and chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was also an independent non-executive director at Standard Chartered Plc in the United Kingdom.

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