Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian politician. She is the former minister of finance and foreign affairs of Nigeria. As of 2020, she is in the running for WTO Director-General and has been backed by the EU.
Okonjo-Iweala has also done a lot of work as the board member of organizations like Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, etc. She worked for more than 25 years as a development economist at the World Bank.
|Birthday||13 June 1954|
|Profession||Finance Expert; Politician|
|Parents||Chukwuka Okonjo; Kamene Okonjo|
|Husband||Dr. Ikemba Iweala|
|Education||Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
Congrats to Prime Minister @sugawitter of Japan on his commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. This is true leadership on the #RacetoZero. Japan will now need to set out ambitious 2030 targets to grasp opportunities of #greengrowth
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) October 26, 2020
10 Facts About Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
- Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian born finance expert and economist who got her education at Harvard University, similarly, she later joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she completed her MA and Ph.D.
- Iweala’s net worth has not been revealed but as per Forbes, she helped Nigeria’s economy to grow and make it the largest in Africa.
- Her husband is Dr. Ikemba Iweala, the pair has not revealed when they got married or when they started dating. They have 4 children and all are Harvard graduates.
- Ikemba is a neurosurgeon and has worked for more than 40 years in the medical field.
- Ngozi was born on 13 June 1954 (age 66) in Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria. She has dual citizenship in Nigeria and the USA. As for her nationality, she is Nigerian-American.
- In 2020, she has been backed by the EU for the position of WTO Director-General.
- She has been regarded as one of the strongest prospects for the post as she has a long and decorated career in finance.
- In fact, she is on the board of various multinational companies like Twitter, GAVI, Standard Chartered Bank.
- She has also served government positions in Nigeria and was the Minister of Finance from 2011 to 2015.
- Ngozi was instrumental in increasing the economic output of Nigeria. She also worked for more than 25 years as a development economist. She already has a background working for the UN.