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|
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.