Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has declared her intentions to gun for the presidency of the World Bank.
Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this in a media interview yesterday in Davos, Switzerland.
She also explained her interest in the coveted position in the apex financial body.
Okonjo-Iweala, an economist, author and entrepreneur, was Nigeria’s first female Finance Minister and the first female Foreign Affairs Minister.
She was also the first female black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012.
Okonjo-Iweala started out as an intern in World Bank Group.
After graduation, she returned to World Bank Group and worked for many years as a development economist.
She held the post of Corporate Secretary and Vice President.