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


Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, 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 ’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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