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Oby Ezekwesili

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Obiageli "Oby" Ezekwesili

Founder and President, Human Capital Africa (HCA); Board Chair, Women Political Leaders (WPL); Former World Bank Vice President, Africa Region
Obiageli "Oby" Ezekwesili

Dr. Obiageli “Oby” Ezekwesili is the Founder and President of Human Capital África. She is the Founder and Chairperson of SPPG (School of Politics, Policy and Governance established by the #FixPoliticsInitiative which she also co-chairs. She is Senior Economic Adviser at África Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI). Ezekwesili is a former Vice President of the World Bank, Africa Region. She was a Minister of Education and also of Mineral Resources of Nigeria. Ezekwesili is Co-Convener of #BringBackOurGirls Campaign. She was a Presidential Candidate in the 2019 election in Nigeria. Dr. Ezekwesili was a Senior Fellow at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, USA and was also a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin Germany. Dr Ezekwesili is currently the Board Chair of Women Political Leaders (WPL) Brussels.