Born April 28, 1963



B.Sc Business Education
LLM International Law and Diplomacy
Master of Public Policy and Adminisration, Economic Policy

Gender: Female
Name of Spouse Chinedu Ezekwesili
State of Origin: Anambra
Father's Name
Mother's Name
Number of Male Children 3

Chinemelum Ezekwesili
Chuba Ezekwesili
Chidera Ezekwesili

Profession Public Servant
Working Experience

Senior Economic Advisor- Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative

Previous Appointments:

Vice President, World Bank, African Region (May 2007-May 2012)
Managing Director of Modern Finance and Investment Company
Consultant – Akintola Williams and Co (Deloitte and Touche)
Director, World Computer Exchange
Director,Global Development Resources , one of the Exchange’s Allied Organisations Contributions to the Society
Cabinet Minister of Education, Federal Government of Nigeria ( June 2006- April 2007)
Cabinet Minister of Solid Minerals, Federal Government of Nigeria ( July 2005-June 2006)
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Due Process and Pricing
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Budget
Presidential Aide in charge of Public Procurement Reforms, Federal Government of Nigeria (October 2002- July 2005)
Director, Harvard Nigeria Strategy Program/ Presidential Aide in charge of Public Procurement Reforms, Federal Government of Nigeria (October 2000-July 2002)

Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
ACA, Professional Certification in Accountancy (1989-1992)
Member of the Board of Directors, New Nigeria Foundation

University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Lagos; John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1997-2000)

Member of Advisory Board, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary
Director, World Wide Life Fund – WWF, Switzerland
Commissioner, Global Ocean Commission, United Kingdom
Independent Director, Bharti Airtel India
Advisory Board, the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Founder and Co-ordinator Centre for Public Policy Priorities
Co-founder and Former Finance Director, Transparency International, Berlin, Germany
Managing Consultant, Katryn Benjamin Associates

Commander of the Order of the Federal republic, Federal Government of Nigeria (December 2006)

Doctor of Science (Honorary), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State (May 2012)

In the aftermath of the nearly 300 mainly Christian girls were abducted from Chibok by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Oby Ezekwesili used the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group to draw global attention to the plight of all persons who have been abducted by terrorists from Nigeria’s war ravaged northeast region. Oby Ezekwesili was instrumental to the start of the viral #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media, which trended internationally. She had on 23 April, at the opening ceremony for a UNESCO event honouring the city of Port Harcourt as the 2014 World Book Capital city, urged Nigerians to not just tweet but actively participate in efforts to “bring back our girls”

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