Twitter Inc, has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as a member of its board of directors.
According to reports, the announcement was made by the company’s executive chairman, Omid of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, was also appointed to the board.
An excited Okonjo-Iweala had responded to the appointment in a tweet below.
We’re adding Ngozi (@NOIweala) and Bob (@authorzoellick) to the Twitter board. Welcome! Sadly we’re also saying farewell to our friend Marjorie (@marjscar). She’s been an amazing advocate for journalists everywhere, and pushed us constantly to better inform people. Thank you M.
— jack (@jack) July 19, 2018
Making the announcement, Kordestani said: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise “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.”
Accepting the appointment, the former finance minister stated: “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.”
On his part, Zoellick stated: “I’m honored to join a company as purposeful as Twitter. “Twitter has made meaningful progress in expanding and encouraging global dialogue and creativity on its platform, and I’m privileged to work with Jack, Omid and the rest of the board to continue the strong momentum underway.