Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named an independent non-executive director at Standard Chartered Plc in the United Kingdom.
We are really excited about the news because Mrs Okonjo-Iweala is someone we admire a lot. Her calm disposition and her ability to get the job done is nothing short of amazing. As a previous Managing Director of World Bank, she has been a clear sign to us that there really is no limit for a determined woman.
With all her achievements, she has remained humble. She is definitely going to be a great addition to Standard Chartered Plc.
José Viñals, Group Chairman, said:
“Ngozi is a globally recognised African and international figure. “She has significant geopolitical, economic, risk and development experience and expertise at a national governmental level and in international organisations, which will provide significant insight and value to the Board. She also has deep knowledge of Africa as well as emerging and developing markets. I am delighted to welcome her to Standard Chartered.”
Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company head-quartered in London and with presence in 70 countries.
According to a statement released by the company yesterday, her appointment is effective from November 1, 2017. She will earn £130,000 per annum for her expertise in financial and development financing.
We wish her all the best and know that she will bring her excellence, vast knowledge and good humour to the job.