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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Biography, Age, Early Life, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Biography

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert. She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, and currently sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Twitter and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

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Full Names: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Date of birth: 13th June, 1954
Age: 66 years
Nationality: Nigerian, American
Education: Harvard University (BA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA, PhD)
Spouse: Ikemba Iweala
Children: Uzodinma Iweala, Onyinye Iweala
Parents: Chukwuka Okonjo, Kamene Okonjo
Occupation: Economist, writer
Net Worth:

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family, Education, Career

Born on the 13th of June, 1954, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born economist and international development expert.

She spent a 25-year career at the World Bank as a development economist, and currently sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), Twitter and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).
She was born in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State to Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, who is the present King from the Obahai Royal Family of Ogwashi-Ukwu.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala had her secondary education at the Queen's School, Enugu, St. Anne's School, Molete, Ibadan, and the International School Ibadan.
She traveled to the United States in 1973 to study at the Harvard University and earned her Ph.D in regional economics and development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a thesis titled Credit policy, rural financial markets, and Nigeria's agricultural development.

She also received an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW), that supported her doctoral studies.
Married to a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ikemba Iweala, they have four children together - one daughter, Onyinye Iweala (AB, MD, PhD, Harvard) and three sons, Uzodinma Iweala (AB, Harvard, MD, Columbia), Okechukwu Iweala (AB, Harvard) and Uchechi Iweala (AB, MD, MBA, Harvard).

Okonjo-Iweala became a citizen of the United States in 2019, after spending decades working and studying in the country.
She had a 25-year career at the World Bank in Washington DC as a development economist, rising to the No. 2 position of Managing Director.

Okonjo-Iweala also served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister and as Minister of Foreign Affairs, becoming the first female to hold both positions.
During her first term as Minister of Finance under President Obasanjo’s Administration, Okonjo spearheaded negotiations with the Paris Club that led to the wiping out of US$30 billion of Nigeria’s debt, including the outright cancellation of US$18 billion.

Okonjo-Iweala has been serving as co-chair of the Global Commission for the Economy and Climate, with Nicholas Stern and Paul Polman.
She  is the founder of Nigeria’s first indigenous opinion-research organization, NOI-Polls and also founded the Center for the Study of Economies of Africa (C-SEA), a development research think tank based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution.

Social Media Handles

You can connect with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on:

Facebook - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Twitter @NOIweala

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