Mar 23, 2009, 5:36 AM
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the World Bank Managing Director, who is expected to meet President Jammeh, yesterday arrived in
"She will also meet with the Vice-President Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy and key cabinet members," the statement added.
According to Mr. Habib Fetini, World Bank Country Director for The Gambia, "this visit is an opportunity to deepen the bank's good relationship and dialogue with The Gambia's leadership, while emphasising our support for improving private sector development and rural development, as well as education and public sector management."
The Managing Director will visit the
A Ph.D. Holder in Regional Economics and Development, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria, overseeing
Her achievements as Finance Minister garnered international recognition for improving
In October 2005, she led the Nigerian team that negotiated the cancellation of US $18 billion or 60 percent of
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala oversaw
Previously she pursued a 21-year career as a development economist at the World Bank, where she held the post of Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. This included two tours of duty (six years) working in the East Asia Region, the last tour (1997-2000) as Country Director Malaysia, Mongolia, Laos and Cambodia during the East Asian financial crisis; two duty tours in the Middle East Region, the last (2000-2003) as Director, Operations (deputy Vice-President) of the region.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala also served as Director of Institutional Change and Strategy (1995-1997). In this post she assisted with the implementation of the bank's reform agenda. From 1989 to 1991, she was special assistant to the Senior Vice-President, operations, an assignment that enabled participation in high level policy formulation and discussions for countries as diverse as