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The Rt Hon Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Ngozi has twice been the very successful finance and economic minister of Nigeria. She has been the much acclaimed Managing Director of the World Bank. She is a brilliant negotiator, as I found when I worked with her to secure debt relief in Africa. She has ch…
The Hon Julia Gillard AC
27th Prime Minister of Australia
I have known Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala since 2012 and have had the privilege of working closely with her. She is one of those rare leaders who combines a depth of technical knowledge with strategic insight and exceptional inter-personal skills. Hardworking, scrupulo…
Former CEO of Uniler and philanthropist
The WTO needs a credible, reform-minded leader like Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The Covid-19 crisis continues to raise more questions than answers, but there is one thing of which we can be certain: the need for global cooperation has never been grea…
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
24th President of Liberia
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been an enriching thread in both my professional and political life. While she is a junior sister in the African tradition, given the age gap, she has been able to offer me some information at some critical points, which impacted my …
President of South Africa and Chair of the African Union
“Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is a highly distinguished African, who has excelled in various public offices, in her native Nigeria, including responsibilities in the AU, and in numerous international assignments.
“At a time when international organisat…
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
The world needs a functioning multilateral trade organisation. The World Trade Organization needs new Director-General with leadership skills to bring diverse nations together to resolve obstacles to completing a trade round and reform the organization. Dr Ngo…
Terrific conference yesterday on solving the problem of inequity in access to vaccines – so no one has to stand in line. Grateful to all the participants; governments, international orgs, vaccine manufacturers, and CSOs! Lots of learning, lot’s of concrete follow up action! https://t.co/YRW1Y1ESf0
Saddened by the passing of HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. My condolences to HM the Queen, PM @BorisJohnson, @trussliz and people of the UK. Let me particularly condole HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal, Founder & member of our Earthshot Prize Council.
Great to speak at the IMFC meeting on the contributions of trade to the management of the pandemic and global economic recovery. Congratulations @KGeorgieva and IMFC for approving new SDRs $650 billion to help LICs and vulnerable MICs recover and resume sustained growth. https://t.co/xfmkJOrt8Z