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Biography of Ngozi OKONJO IWEALA

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Born on 13/06/1954 (format : day/month/year)

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Ngozi Okonjo Iweala (b. June 13,1954), is a Nigerian economist , former Finance Minister  and Foreign Minister of Nigeria.She now joined the senior management team of World Bank President Robert Zoellick as a managing director beginning December 2007.

Born in 1954, when Nigeria was still part of the British empire, it's been reported that she perfected her English by reading Enid Blyton, Treasure Island and Bobbsey Twins mysteries. She attended one of the best schools in the country and studied ballet and the piano in what she once described as a "magical and happy childhood".

But the family's life was turned upside down by the outbreak of civil war in 1967. Her father became a brigadier in the Biafran army and went to the front line. The family was forced to move from place to place, surviving on one meal a day or less. The war ended with more than a million dead, many lost to starvation.
Aged 18, Okonjo-Iweala went to the US to study economics at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began working for the World Bank and married a surgeon, Ikemba. They have one daughter and three sons including a writer, Uzodinma, whose works include Beasts of No Nation.



Last update : 06/07/2016


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