World 50 Greatest Leaders List: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Placed 33rd


Fortune Magazine named Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala among 50 World Greatest Leaders. The magazine placed her at 33rd in the list.

“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”.

Great world leaders on the list include; Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf; Catholic Pontiac, Pope Francis; Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerburg and Apple Chief Executive Officer, Tom Cook