Okonjo-Iweala listed among the ‘World’s 50 Greatest Leaders’

by Damilola Jagun

Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been listed among the 50 World greatest leaders by Fortune magazine.

Okonjo-Iweala was placed 33rd in the list which includes Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Pope Francis, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Bill and Melinda Gates, Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook.

Profiling Okonjo-Iweala was a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs, Witney Schneidman, who wrote: “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.”

“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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