Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala just bagged another prestigious Honour at Harvard.

Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is not stopping any time soon, from setting greater pace, both for other women and the entire world people.

With her already well loaded bag of great achievements, she was recently named the next Angelopoulos Global Public Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School. Announincing it on Monday, 3rd February 2020, Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Douglas Elmendorf said: 

 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will bring to the Kennedy School a wealth of practical experience and insights into the development challenges and achievements in Africa and across the developing world.

As the longest-serving finance minister in Nigeria and a leader at the World Bank for more than two decades, she engineered successful new approaches to fostering sustained and inclusive growth in developing countries. She will enrich our campus conversation on the public policy choices needed for effective governance that serves societies.

In her reaction, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala wrote on her social media page: “Excited to be named the Harvard University Kennedy School 2020 Angelopoulos Fellow. Honoured to follow in the footsteps of presidents Santos, Halonen, Calderon and former UNSG Ban Ki-Moon.”