The Nigerian ex-Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed as one of the board of director of Social Media Giant, Twitter Inc. This appointment was made on Thursday, 20th July, 2018 and it takes immediate effect.
Mrs Okonjo Iweala was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors with immediate effect, Twitter said Thursday.
“Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” he said. “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.”
According to the Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani, Mrs Okonjo-Iweala would be an incredible asset for the company as it strives toward transparency in its global operations.
In her response, Mrs Okonjo- Iweala acknowledged that she is thrilled by the appointment while assuring Twitter of maximising its influence for the good of the global society.
She said, “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.
“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.”
In a followup tweet on her official handle, @NOIweala, the former minister expressed words of appreciation to the company for the appointment.