Abuja - Former Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has expressed excitement at her appointment to two international assignments.
Okonjo-Iweala has accepted to serve as Chair of the 28-member Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) and has also joined the highly respected 167-year-old global investment firm, Lazard, as Senior Advisor.
“I am excited to be embarking on this fresh journey. The two appointments will enable me to continue doing what I know best - rendering public service and using my financial and economist skills. I thank the international community for the recognition and continued support. I am also grateful for the prayers and support of many Nigerians,” she said.
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Okonjo-Iweala will be working out of Paris (France), Geneva (Switzerland) and London (United Kingdom).
GAVI is an international public-private partnership committed to saving the lives of children and protecting people’s health by improving access to immunization in developing countries, including Nigeria.
Lazard is the world's leading financial advisory and asset management firm, advises on mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, capital structure and strategy.
- CAJ News