ECONOMY: Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala Makes Fortune Magazine’s World 50 Greatest Leaders list


By William Oyo- Ita 9 April 2015

Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named among the 50 World Greatest Leaders by world acclaimed Fortune Magazine.

Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook also made the list.

Mrs Okonjo-Iweala was placed 33rd in the list. What was written about her below

“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,” says Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. 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”.