Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Senior Advisor at Lazard Ltd.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Senior Advisor at Lazard Ltd.

Career Highlights

Nigeria Federal Ministry of Finance
Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
SEAF Management LLC

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1954 - Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria



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Former Governor-Rwanda Division at International Monetary Fund

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Co-Founder at Center for Global Development

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Co-Founder at Center for Global Development

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Co-Founder at Center for Global Development

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Founder at Results for Development Institute, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at ONE Campaign

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Executive Vice President of Cgd, Chief Executive Officer of Cgd Europe & Senior Fellow at Center for Global Development

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Chief Operating Officer at Eastern & Southern African Trade & Development Bank

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Senior Fellow at Harvard University - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Co-Founder at ONE Campaign

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Senior Advisor at Lazard Ltd.
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Chief Executive Officer & Editor-in-Chief at Ventures Africa

Ventures Africa is an Online Africa business reporting website/ Pan-African business magazine. The publication which targets market distribution in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda and Ethiopia will hit African newsstands in September 2012. Our aim is to showcase the business aspect of Africa to the world. At Ventures Africa we champion African Capitalism by celebrating Africa success, free enterprise, the entrepreneurial spirit and the reward of hard work. There are many inspirational major deals taking place in Africa. Ventures publish's real time news on business in Africa, Oil & Gas, Investment, Investors, Africa Infrastructure, Real estate, finance/money, African companies, entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Ventures Africa magazine chronicles the success stories of Africa's greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders, thereby becoming the requisite handbook for successful and aspiring African entrepreneurs.

Certificate in General Manager's Course
Class of 1997

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

PhD in Regional Economic Development
Class of 1981

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude
Class of 1976

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.


The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Career History
Senior Advisor
2015 - Current

Lazard Ltd is a preeminent financial advisory and asset management company. The company operates through the following segments: Financial Advisory and Asset Management. The Financial Advisory segment offers corporate, partnership, institutional, government, sovereign and individual clients across the globe a wide array of financial advisory services regarding mergers and acquisitions and other strategic matters, restructurings, capital structure, capital raising and various other financial matters. The Asset Management segment offers a broad range of global investment solutions and investment management services in equity and fixed income strategies, alternative investments and private equity funds to corporations, public funds, sovereign entities, endowments and foundations, labor union funds, financial intermediaries and private clients. Lazard was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

enter for Global Development works to reduce global poverty and inequality through research. The company was founded by Edward Scott Jr., Fred C. Bergsten, and Nancy Birdsall in November 2001 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Managing Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

International Bank for Reconstruction & Development provides loans and other financial services. It raises funds through issuing debt securities in various currencies to both institutional and retail investors, as well as through associated financial derivatives. The bank offers loans and related derivative products to developing countries for education, health, infrastructure, communication, and other purposes, as well as provides guarantees on loans from private investors for projects in countries eligible to borrow from IBRD. It also provides loans to the International Finance Corporation without guarantee. In addition, IBRD offers technical assistance and advisory services to its member countries that comprises assigning qualified professionals to survey developmental opportunities in member countries; analyzing their fiscal, economic, and developmental environment; assisting member countries in devising coordinated development programs; appraising projects suitable for investment; and assisting member countries in improving their asset and liability management techniques, as well as provides investment management services to various types of external institutions, including central banks of member countries. The company was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Director Selection Committee, Young Professionals Program

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to poor countries. It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world and is an observer at the United Nations Development Group. The World Bank Group consists of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).

Member, External Advisory Board

MIT Energy Initiative operates as a MIT's hub for energy research, education and outreach. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Member, Advisory Board
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Director Emeritus

Vital Voices Global Partnership, Inc. provides training and empowers to women leaders. The company founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.


World Resources Institute, Inc. provides solutions for environmental, resource, population and developmental problems. The company was founded by James G. Speth in 1982 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #48
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
Rank #83
Forbes Magazine - 100 Most Powerful Women
Creative Works
Contributing Author

Chinua Achebe: Teacher of Light


The Debt Trap in Nigeria: Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy

2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Tianjin, GD, China
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Davos, Switzerland
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

A record 2,600 business, government and civil society leaders – including nearly 40 heads of state or government – participated in the 42nd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which took place under the theme The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models. The record participation indicated the international community’s level of concern for the world today, as one crisis after another emerges. It also underscored the commitment of the Forum’s Members, Partners and communities to improving the state of the world.

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