Ezekwesili becomes BoT member of Brazilian business school

Ezekwesili becomes BoT member of Brazilian business school

Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has joined Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), a Brazilian business school, as a member of its board of tr

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Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has joined Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC), a Brazilian business school, as a member of its board of trustees.

FDC is a business school that offers innovative educational solutions, supported by strategic alliances with institutions in Europe, the United States, China, India, Russia and Latin America.

In a statement, Ozioma Ubabukoh, Ezekwesili’s spokesperson, said the school announced the development on Sunday, 12 September.

He said Ezekwesili, a former vice-president of the World Bank, Africa Region, joined the FDC board to help consolidate its objectives.

Marco Stefanini, founder and global chief executive officer of Stefanini, as well as Rubens Menin, founder of MRV Engenharia, were also welcomed into the FDC board.

The school said the three new councillors are expected to contribute to the fulfilment of the institution’s mission of developing society through education.

“Fundação Dom Cabral is honoured to announce the election of Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili as a member of its BoT, its highest decision-making body,” the statement reads.

The FDC is a Brazilian business school, whose mission is to contribute to the development of society through the training and development of executives, entrepreneurs and public managers.”

Reacting to the announcement, Emerson de Almeida, co-founder and president of the FDC board committee, said Ezekwesili’s election to the BoT “will offer her a distinguished international and humanistic vision”.

Antonio Batista, dean of FDC, said the former Nigerian minister “will contribute with important viewpoints and help FDC consolidate its objectives”.

This development comes about two weeks after Ezekwesili joined the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs as a senior fellow.