President Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala member of his Economic Advisory Council. The Presidential Economic Advisory Council is a non-statutory and Independent body chaired by the president. The appointed members will volunteer their time and will be compensated for travel and subsistence while they serve a three-year term.

Dr. Okonjo Iweala served twice as Minister of Finance in Nigeria from July 2003 to June 2006 under former President Olusegun Obasanjo and from August 2011 to May 2015 under former President Goodluck Jonathan. She also served as Foreign Affairs minister from June 2006 to August 2006.

Dr. Okonjo Iweala previously worked at the World Bank as a development economist for 25 years and rose to the position of Managing Director Operations.

Other members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council are;

  • Professor Benno Ndulu
  • Professor Mzukisi Qobo
  • Professor Dani Rodrik
  • Professor Mariana Mazzucato
  • Mamello Matikinca-Ngwenya
  • Dr. Renosi Mokate
  • Dr. Kenneth Creamer
  • Professor Alan Hirsch
  • Professor Tania Ajam
  • Dr. Grové Steyn
  • Wandile Sihlobo
  • Dr. Liberty Mncube
  • Professor Fiona Tregenna
  • Professor Haroon Bhorat
  • Ayabonga Cawe
  • Professor Vusi Gumede
  • Dr. Thabi Leoka
  • Professor Imraan Valodia
Abiodun Abidoye
publisher@africaonlinenews.blog  and member  Southern African Freelancers’ Association

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