Thursday, 9 April 2015

Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala makes Fortune magazine's World 50 Greatest Leaders list

Although many Nigerians can't seem to understand what all the global noise and accolades surrounding her are all about, as they believe her qualifications doesn't translate into any meaningful development in the economy and prosperity of the masses, Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has scored another international accolade.

Ngozi has been named among the 50 World Greatest Leaders by world acclaimed Fortune. Magazine.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook also made the list.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala was placed 33rd in the list. What was written about her below
"A magna cum laude Harvard grad who holds a Ph.D. from MIT, Okonjo-Iweala has helped usher in a GDP-trebling decade of Nigerian prosperity. She is a fearless promoter of sound economic policies," says Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. No wonder Nigeria's two-term finance minister—and first woman in the role - has been considered a top contender to run the World Bank one day".

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