Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Biography – Age, Family

The great economist and also a politician Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was born on 13 June 1954 to Professor Chukwuka Okonjo. She hails from Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State and this are her educational qualifications;

Primary
Unknown

Secondary
International School Ibadan

Tertiary
Harvard University – AB in Economics (1976)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – PhD in regional economics and development (1981)

From the research of mybiohub team, she made history too by being the first female and black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012. She has served as the Minister of Finance from 15 July 2003 – 21 June 2006 under former president of Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo and also from 11 July 2011 – 29 May 2015 under former president Goodluck Jonathan. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is married to Dr. Ikemba Iweala, a neurosurgeon from Umuahia, Abia State, and they have four children.



Honors and Awards 


Devex, Women Power with Purpose, 2016
Fortune,50 Greatest World Leaders,2015
David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award, 2014
TIME, 100 Most Influential People in the World, 2014
Africa Investor Magazine, Finance Minister of the Year, 2014
Forbes Magazine, 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2014
Forbes Magazine, 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2013
Forbes Magazine, 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2012
Forbes Magazine, 3 Most Powerful Women in Africa, 2012
Silverbird Woman of the Year. 2012
Foreign Policy, 100 Global Thinkers, 2012
Foreign Policy, 100 Global Thinkers, 2011
Forbes Magazine, 100 Most Powerful Women in the World, 2011
Forbes Magazine, 10 Most Influential Women in Africa, 2011
The Guardian UK Newspaper, 100 Women in the World, 2011
Newsweek Magazine, Top 150 Women in the World, 2011
President of the Italian Republic Gold Medal by the Pia Manzu Centre, 2011
Women Deliver, 100 most inspiring people in the World Delivering for Girls and Women, 2011
Who’s Who in Anioma, 2011,Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Global Leadership Award,2010
Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award, 2010[44]
THISDAY, 50 Most Notable Nigerians Who Have Contributed the Most to 50 Years of Nigerian Development, 2010[45]
Condé Nast International Business Intelligence Magazine, 73 “brilliant” business influencers in the world, 2008
Nigerian of the Year 2006
Emerging Markets Magazine, Finance Minister of the Year for Africa and the Middle East, 2005
This Day Nigeria Minister of the Year 2005
Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year 2005
Financial Times/The Banker African Finance Minister 2005
Time Europe Hero 2004
This Day Nigeria Minister of the Year 2004
Honorary Doctorate from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Honorary Doctorate from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, USA
Honorary Doctorate from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
Honorary Doctorate from Colby College, Maine, USA
Honorary Doctorate from Northern Caribbean University, Mandeville, Jamaica
Honorary Doctorate from Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA.
Honorary Doctorate from Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria
Honorary Doctorate from Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Honorary Doctorate from Babcock University, Illishan-remo, Nigeria
Honorary Doctorate from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Honorary Doctorate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria

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