Twitter has announced the appointments of Nigeria’s former Minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a member of their board. She was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors with immediate effect.
Executive Chairman of Twitter, Omid Kordestani said: “Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise”.
“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.”
We’re adding Ngozi (@NOIweala) and Bob (@authorzoellick) to the Twitter board. Welcome! Sadly we’re also saying farewell to our friend Marjorie (@marjscar). She’s been an amazing advocate for journalists everywhere, and pushed us constantly to better inform people. Thank you M.
— jack (@jack) July 19, 2018
Acknowledging the appointment, Okonjo-Iweala, said
“I’m thrilled by the appointment, assured Twitter of leveraging on its power for good.
“Twitter is a powerful platform that continues to be used as a strong connector for the global community, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team,”
“As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today’s most important issues. I look forward to partnering with Twitter’s talented directors and leadership team as we work to leverage the power of Twitter for good.”
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.
— Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (@NOIweala) July 19, 2018
We say congratulations
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