Twitter appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board

Twitter appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board

Twitter has appointed former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick as directors as it reshuffled i

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Twitter has appointed former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick as directors as it reshuffled its board. Marjorie Scardino will be stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year. Scardino joined Twitter in 2013 and became the first female board member.

“Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. “We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and making Twitter a safer, healthier place for everyone who uses our service.”

“Twitter is a powerful platform that continues to be used as a strong connector for the global community, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team,” said Dr. Okonjo-Iweala. “As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues. I look forward to partnering with Twitter’s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good.”

“I’m honored to join a company as purposeful as Twitter,” added Mr. Zoellick. “Twitter has made meaningful progress in expanding and encouraging global dialogue and creativity on its platform, and I’m privileged to work with Jack, Omid and the rest of the Board to continue the strong momentum underway.”

A two-time former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is also on the board of Gavi, a public–private global health partnership vaccine alliance, committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries; a board member of African Risk Capacity, Specialized Agency of the African Union (AU) to help member states improve their capacities to better plan, prepare and respond to extreme weather events and natural disasters, therefore protecting the food security of their vulnerable populations and a senior adviser to Lazard, the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firm, advises on mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, capital structure and strategy.