Nigeria’s former minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed as a new member of Twitter’s Board of Directors.
Also appointed on the board is Robert Zoellick, a former President of World Bank.
This announcement was made by Jack Dorsey, the Co-Founder and CEO of the Micro-blogging app, via the platform saying:
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
Regarding the new changes, 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.
On behalf of the Twitter Board, I want to thank Marjorie for her service on the Twitter Board over the past five years. Marjorie joined the Board in 2013 and has been a strong voice on our board as our Lead Independent Director. Marjorie’s insights and contributions have been invaluable, and all of us at Twitter wish her the best and look forward to her contributions through the end of the year”.