Twitter has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board of directors as the microblogging site reshuffled its board. Also appointed is former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick.
Executive Chairman of Twitter said: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise.”
Dr Okonjo-Iweala, while accepting the appointment noted that: “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,” the former minister said.
With her activities at the World Bank, Lazard, Nelson Mandela Institution, Harvard University Advisory Council, the University of Oxford Martin School’s Advisory Council among others, Iweala will be joining the board of Twitter with a vast wealth of experience at a time the tech firm is battling fake news and spam accounts.