Social media giant Twitter Inc has announced the appointments of Nigeria’s former Minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.
Okonjo-Iweala was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors with immediate effect, Twitter said.
Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani said, “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter.
“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..
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has served as a Senior Advisor to Lazard, Ltd., a global financial advisory and asset management firm, since September 2015. Prior to joining Lazard,.
He added that “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.”
Acknowledging the appointment, Okonjo-Iweala, who said she’s thrilled by the appointment, assured Twitter of leveraging on its power for good.
“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,” Okonjo-Iweala said.
“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.”