Okonjo-Iweala joins Twitter board

Posted by News Express | 20 July 2018 | 1,116 times

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•Former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Twitter has named Nigeria's former finance minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.

Okonjo-Iweala, a former senior World Bank official was named alongside American lawyer Robert Zoellick to the social media platform's board, the company announced Thursday.

 "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," Twitter's Executive Chairman Omid Kordestani said.

Okonjo-Iweala welcomed the appointment and said she looked forward to leveraging the platform to drive conversations on global issues.

 "As we strive to build a better world for tomorrow, Twitter can amplify messages and drive critical conversations around today's most important issues," she said in a statement.

Twitter and other tech giants have faced criticism for a lack of diversity on their board.

But some users criticized the company's decision to choose board members that were not active on the platform.

 Harvard-educated economist Okonjo-Iweala has around 860,000 Twitter followers and hardly engages on the platform, they said.

Zoellick, a former World Bank president, joined the social platform February and has not sent out any tweet.(CNN)


Source: News Express

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