Twitter appoints ex Nigerian Minister Okonjo Iweala as a Board Director
London, July 20, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Micro-blogging site, Twitter has appointed former Nigerian finance minister Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and former World Bank chief Robert Zoellick as directors as it reshuffled its board.
Marjorie Scardino will be stepping down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year. Scardino joined Twitter in 2013 and became the first female board member.
“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.”
Mr. Kordestani added, “On behalf of the Twitter Board, I want to thank Marjorie for her service on the Twitter Board over the past five years. Marjorie joined the Board in 2013 and has been a strong voice on our board as our Lead Independent Director. Marjorie’s insights and contributions have been invaluable, and all of us at Twitter wish her the best and look forward to her contributions through the end of the year.”
Meanwhile, Okonjo-Iweala has tweeted that she accepted the offer.
“Excited to work with @Jack and an incredible team on the Board of Twitter, a global platform that is such a strong connector of people and ideas”, she stated on her verified Twitter handle.