Announcing her appointment, Kenneth M. Jacobs, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lazard, said,
” Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has built a remarkable international reputation over more than three decades in leadership positions in government and at the World Bank. She will be a strong addition as a Senior Advisor to our firm”.
” We are proud to welcome Dr. Okonjo-Iweala as a Senior Advisor to our world-leading sovereign advisory group,” said Matthieu Pigasse, Global Head of M&A and Sovereign Advisory of Lazard. “She will bring a unique international expertise and experience that will benefit both our sovereign and corporate clients.”