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Find Out Former Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s 2 MAJOR New Roles



Ngozi-Okonjo-IwealaFormer Minister of Finance/the Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has taken on 2 new roles. She is now a Senior Advisor for Lazard as part of the financial advisory firm’s sovereign advisory group and the chair-elect of the board for GAVI.

Lazard, one of the world’s preeminent financial advisory and asset management firms, operates from 43 cities across 27 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and South America. Their sovereign advisory group is the “preeminent financial advisor to governments and other sovereign entities around the world.”

She has also been appointed chair-elect of the board of GAVI the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi is a prominent international organization which is focused on increasing access to immunization in poor countries around the world.

You can read the official Lazard press release below.

Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ) announced today that Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has joined the Firm as a Senior Advisor, with a focus on sovereign advisory. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a global leader in economic development and international finance, was until May 2015 the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance of Nigeria.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has built a remarkable international reputation over more than three decades in leadership positions in government and at the World Bank,” said Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard. “She will be a strong addition as a Senior Advisor to our firm.

We are proud to welcome Dr. Okonjo-Iweala as a Senior Advisor to our world-leading sovereign advisory group,” said Matthieu Pigasse, Global Head of M&A and Sovereign Advisory of Lazard. “She will bring a unique international expertise and experience that will benefit both our sovereign and corporate clients.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance for the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2011 until May 2015. Prior to that, she served as a Managing Director at the World Bank Group for four years. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala held several ministerial positions, notably as Minister of Finance for Nigeria from 2003 to 2006, during which she led the country’s successful debt relief negotiations. She started her career at the World Bank in 1982.



  1. Busarni

    September 21, 2015 at 9:05 am

    When you are good; you are GOOD.

    • Wale

      September 21, 2015 at 10:10 am

      GOD HELP THEM! Senior Adviser-the over glorified incompetent -! I know some of the $3B she stole induced this appointment. I hope she gets to leave the country. She destroyed our Economy, I feel sorry for the world.

    • FasholasLover

      September 21, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Your morning coffee today must taste bitter Wale my friend. Manage it. Gulp it down!!!

    • FasholasLover

      September 21, 2015 at 10:47 am

      Your morning coffee today must taste bitter Wale d Wale. Manage it. Shut your eyes tight and Gulp it down!!!

    • nene+

      September 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

      Sorry Wale, Reputable companies study people with clear cut evidences not like your lords adams,lai, tinubu and buhari do on the pages of punch.

      You havent see nothing yet. keep whining GEJ himself will soon get the job that will finally strike you deaf or dumb but not dead lol.
      Keep shouting rhetoric’s !!!!! Oke efe! Fullness of time tricks at the end of 4 years you have all shouted no action!!!

    • Seriously

      September 21, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      @ busarni

      Sure, especially when there’s no form of accountability. Nigerians always praise their academic accolades yet the country doesn’t show it’s ruled by highly educated people. A country where ministerial positions can be bought, bribed through connection not necessarily the change or improvement that a person made. Yet Africans/blacks wonder why whites think highly of themselves. Why wouldn’t they, do you think building developed nations with functioning system is by mediocrity or boasting about their accolades with nothing to show for it.

    • nerve

      September 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Don’t burst an artery just yet. Shebi chanji is here? Pls. change everything/perception/orientation. You now have the mantle. THIS ONE NO BE FIGHT.

  2. kk

    September 21, 2015 at 9:30 am

    CONGRATULATIONS……..Well deserved!!!!


      September 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      This is what happens when an educated FELLOW rules ! GEJ worked with educated people not ex emaciated cattle heardsmen. Water get level, whale no dey live for stream.
      Oshiomole this one no be Iara mate. She works for her money

  3. Happy go lucky

    September 21, 2015 at 9:36 am

    *singing* Them bow them bow them bow all her h’enemies them go bow.
    It’s weird how I always prefer her(NOI) over obiagele ezekwesili. After forming fighting for bbog campaign……Jonathan is out and she may get an appointment, have we heard anything bbog recently?


      September 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Don’t mind that shameless woman that’s fighting for herself.

  4. HerExcellence

    September 21, 2015 at 9:37 am

    …a Gold Fish has no hiding place.
    Refreshn news. i am inspired!

  5. Confuzzled

    September 21, 2015 at 9:42 am

    A prophet is never respected in his hometown. AFDB, The World Bank, and now, Lazard. These are the institutions that have welcomed GEJ’s ministers. It’s not a fluke. Congratulations NOI! You are an inspiration.

  6. Prince

    September 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

    What is good about her. She’s good and left our economy is shambles Your people should be your main beneficiary. “Charity they say, begins at home”

    • nnenne

      September 22, 2015 at 1:05 am

      @Prince…Sorry o!
      Your God, ex coup plotter, got your economy in a good place now. Be happy. Nigeria is now a member of the G7. Your economy will soon be the best in the world. Indeed, rejoice.

      Madam NOI will forever remain my role model. Shine on, madam!

  7. Concerned Man

    September 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Madam Iweala congratulations and God bless you. Oshomole can you get a higher job after being a governor

    • Busarni

      September 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      @CONCERNED MAN; Lol, he already has a higher job after office na; meeting the sexual demand of our new WiFe.

  8. Max

    September 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

    @ Prince she left our economy in shambles,tell us also ,were our economy is now?

  9. Akweyon

    September 21, 2015 at 10:26 am

    If she is that good, why do ours states suddenly went bankrupt

    • Laura

      September 21, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Not her fault


      September 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

      Because your governors were all saving for their daughter’s weddings .

    • Confuzzled

      September 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Proof that most Nigerians are ignorant about how our government works.

  10. Concerned 9ja

    September 21, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Leave the Economy in a mess….and go on to supposed greener pastures…funny how most of Jona’s Ministers and Advisers have all eloped abroad….saboteurs the lot of them…A warrant should be issued for crimes against the economy.

    • MeMyself&I

      September 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

      How is your ulcer doing? Your ideas are always so far fetched and outlandish. Obviously you are one of those who talk/type before thinking. Warrant kwa? Violent Dreamer. I wonder why you are always so violent in your comments.

    • Emmanuel

      September 21, 2015 at 11:28 am

      The world is corrupt through and through. There is no truth in the world and it is managed by the evil ones in the high places.. So, in conclusion, let us endeavour to serve God our creator in truth and in spirit for that is the duty of Man..

    • nene+

      September 21, 2015 at 1:18 pm

      Emmanuel what do you mean?
      I know its the duty of man to serve God but you have to state what you mean. Waiting

  11. Shima K Gyoh

    September 21, 2015 at 11:46 am

    GAVI? She paid the company 2.1 million US dollars as penalty against Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health for allegedly misapplying the fund in implementing its part of an agreement with GAVI, but the Ministry strongly disputes this. We all wondered why Okonjo-Iweala apparently paid the money without first investigating GAVI’s claim that the Ministry embezzled the fund. The shameful episode, as far as we know, has not yet been sorted out. If she is appointed to the GAVI chair now, most Nigerians would only be surprised at GAVI.

  12. Laura

    September 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Not her fault

  13. Bowl

    September 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Once a star, always a star

  14. Ani

    September 21, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Congratulations ma, this is very well deserved. I’m so proud.

  15. Jennyokris

    September 21, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    When you got it, you got it. No need to rely on government for anything. Oshio should keep barking like a mad chimp that he is. He’s a NOBODY outside the shores of Nigeria, an empty vessel that makes the most noise.
    Congrats Ngozi! Beyond the skies is your limit!!

  16. Chinedu

    September 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Hello Wale,
    She is a star, take it or leave it. Remove your eyes from the media that is controlled by the politicians.

  17. Stanley Egekwu

    September 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    You cannot hide a lamp under a bushel. Once you are good, those who know the value of competence will find you. Your Governors used their money to buy Jets. And when they cant find money they started crying wolf. Osho and Amechi must hide their faces in shame. They berated people just to look good in the eyes of Buhari. Soon they will get their reward. .

  18. ...just saying

    September 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    LOL! Nigerians are really such a bunch of ignorant people. You all clearly don’t know how the world works, the US inclusive. If the GAVI info is true and she settled them with $2.1 million , that right there was the price she paid to be on the board.

  19. Tosin

    September 22, 2015 at 4:21 am


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