Former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed Twitter Director alongside ex-World Bank chief Robert Zoellick.
Iweala’s appointment followed the reshuffling of the board of the online news and social networking service after Marjorie Scardino stepped down from the Board for personal reasons at the end of the year.
Scardino joined Twitter in 2013 and became the first female board member.
“Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. “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.”
Mr. Kordestani added, “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.”