Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala is a renowned economist of Nigeria. She became popular when she was made the Finance Minister of the country twice. Also, her long tenure with the World Bank which includes her time as the Managing Director of the firm is another claim to fame. For a short time, she also worked as the Nigerian Foreign Minister. Presently, Ngozi works as a Senior Advisor at Lazard.
Ngozi was born on 13th June, 1954 in Ogwashi Ukwu in Nigeria. She is an Igbo and the daughter of Professor Chukwuka Ogonjo, who was the King known as Eze hailing from the Umuobi Royal Family. It was her father who ruled Ogwashi Ukwu in those days. Ngozi went to International School Ibadan and then to Harvard University and completed her studies with high grades in 1977. She went on to do her doctorate in regional economic development which she completed in 1981 from the Massachusetts University of Technology.