Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has a formidable list of accomplishments and now has another new eye catching bulletpoint to her personal resume, by being added to Twitter’s board of directors. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is a Harvard and MIT trained economist who has previously worked for the World Bank, served a Nigeria’s finance minister, and is the mother of Beast of No Nation author, Dr. Uzodinma Iweala. Some speculate that the addition of Dr. Okonjo-Iweala may have also been made to combat the appearance of Twitter’s lack of diversity. Also, with growing efforts by the tech community to reach out to the continent and tap into the growing amount of users located throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, it will be interesting to see if this appointment will translate into further focus on the Nigerian market by the social media giant.
You can catch Dr. Okonjo-Iweala on Twitter @NOIweala (no word on if she’ll actually participate in your #AfricanFollowTrain though).