Lazard Hires Okonjo Iweala As Senior Adviser

Dr. Okonjo Iweala Joins Lazard

Former Nigerian financce minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has joined Lazard limited as a senior adviser. Lazard limited, listed on the New York Stock Exchange is one of the leading financial advisory and asset management firms in the world.

The CEO of Lazard, Kenneth Jacobs said, “Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has built a remarkable international reputation over more than three decades in leadership positions in government and at the World Bank,”

She will serve as Senior adviser with a focus on sovereign advisory. Dr. Okonjo Iweala served as Minister of finance as well as coordinating minister of the economy during the Goodluck Jonathan administration

Excited Okonjo-Iweala who tweeted via her Twitter handle, @NOIweala said: “I’m excited to join GAVI to immunize 300 million more children in the next five years and save 5 million to 6 million more lives.”

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Okonjo-Iweala has spent the past three decades working on fiscal management and governance systems in Africa through 25 years at the World Bank, most recently as a managing director, and twice as finance minister in what is now the continent’s biggest economy.

She has although, recently come under sharp criticisms particularly by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, over issues bordering on alleged corruption in the last administration.

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