Twitter Appoints Former World Bank Vice President, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as board member.


Dr. Ngozi Okongo-Iweala has been honoured on the global scene again. This time, she has been appointed as a director on the board of the social media giant, Twitter Inc.

She was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors.

The appointments which took immediate effect was given credence by the Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani who said: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise”.

He added that “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.”

Ngozi has been riding on eagles wings as she is a senior Advisor @ Lazarus Ltd, Board chair @Gavi, Board member @ AR capacity & 2- time minister of Finance, Nigeria.

Ngozi-Iweala, acknowledging the offer said “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,” Okonjo-Iweala said.

“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.”