Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Nigerian Finance Minister, has been appointed as a member of the Foreign Advisory Group by Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.
Okonjo-Iweala was recently appointed as the South African Presidential Council for Business Consultation.
In a statement announcing the appointment, Georgieva said the group would meet several times a year to provide perspectives on important developments and political issues.
“Before the spread of COVID-19 and the dramatic health, economic and financial disturbances, IMF members faced a fast-paced world and complex political problems,” Georgieva said.
“To serve our membership well in this context, we need first-class contributions and experience from various sources inside and outside the fund.
“To this end, I am proud that a group of extraordinary and diverse figures with experience in high-level politics, in the market and in the private sector have agreed to take part in my external advisory group. Today we have a dynamic discussion about getting ideas and get an informal reaction to our ideas and approaches. “”
Group members registered as:
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former finance minister
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore High Minister and Chair of the Singapore Monetary Authority
Christine Forbes is a professor at MIT
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia
Mark Malock Brown, former UN Secretary General
Feike Sijbesima, Honorary Chairperson of DSM and former CEO of Royal DSM
Raguram Rajan, professor at the University of Chicago
Anna Botin, managing director of the Santander Group
Carmen Reinhart, professor at Harvard University
Mohammed A. El-Erian, chief economic adviser for Allianz
Scott Minerd, Chief of Staff for Investment at Guggenheim Investments
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, Chair of ActionAid International