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Oby Ezekwesili lands new appointment

Oby Ezekwesili

A former Education Minister, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has landed an international appointment.

Ezekwesili is now a member of the Board of Directors of Nexford University, Washington D.C in the United States.

This was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday, published by the online university.

Nexford said Ezekwesili’s appointment was due to her deep experience in creating sustainable value and driving strategy in the education sector.

The former Minister was appointed alongside other education experts and industry leaders, such as the Ex-McKinsey Senior Partner, Driek Desmet.

The school pointed to the track records and proven leadership in the strategy of Oby Ezekwesili and the others as the reason for the appointments.

“They also follow Nexford’s successful $10.8m pre-Series A in June 2021 and a major partnership with Sterling Bank, one of Nigeria’s largest commercial banks, in August 2021,” it added.

The Chief Executive Officer of Nexford University, Fadl Al Tarzi, said, “We are delighted to welcome Driek and Oby to the board.”

Tarzi pointed out that the deep experience of Oby Ezekwesili in creating long-term value, driving strategy and knowledge of the education sector will be invaluable to the next stage of Nexford’s growth journey.

On her part, Ezekwesili said, “Having been on Nexford University’s advisory board, I am delighted to now join its Board of Directors to help advance the mission of this innovation-pioneering institution that is setting the pace in the delivery of world-class affordable education and producing high-quality talent at scale.”

Oby Ezekwesili is the coordinator of the Bring Back Our Girl, BBOG, campaign, a group that came into existence after over 100 schoolgirls were abducted from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno State, in 2014 by members of the Boko haram terrorist group.

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