Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-born development economist who served as managing director of the World Bank and as Nigeria’s Finance Minister. In 2021, Ngozi became the first woman and the first African to hold the position of director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Her son, Uzodinma (Uzo) Iweala is a physician, the CEO of the Africa Center, and an acclaimed author whose books explore race and culture. Published in 2005, his debut novel, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name.
Together, Ngozi and Uzo are partners in creating a fairer world, with a specific focus on empowering Africans. Ngozi is shaping economic empowerment and promoting anti-corruption and increased accountability and transparency throughout Africa. While Uzo is shining a spotlight on African innovation, arts, and commerce through his books and work at the Africa Center.