NIGERIA: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Listed Among Top World Leaders

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By Politicoscope April 9, 2015 19:00

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NIGERIA: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Listed Among Top World Leaders

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  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Fortune's World's Greatest Leaders: 50 intrepid guides for a messy world.

Governments are failing, companies are under siege, and age-old institutions are losing their grip. How do you lead in a time when everyone is a free agent, following his own star?

A magna cum laude Harvard grad who holds a Ph.D. from MIT, Okonjo-Iweala has helped usher in a GDP-trebling decade of Nigerian prosperity.

“She is a fearless promoter of sound economic policies,” says Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs.

No wonder Nigeria’s two-term finance minister—and first woman in the role— has been considered a top contender to run the World Bank one day.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders: 50 intrepid guides for a messy world.

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