Former Minister of Education in Nigeria Dr Oby Ezekwesili has been appointed as a member of Board of Trustees, of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), the world’s foremost authority on cross-border taxation
Oby Ezekwesili takes effect from 1 April 2020.
As member of the Board of Trustees Dr Ezekwesili will contribute to the oversight of IBFD’s expansion in developing economies, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in international organizations and capacity building.
She will help IBFD build on its strengths: independence and quality.
Jan Maarten Slagter, CEO of IBFD who announced the appointment says: “IBFD is delighted that Dr Ezekwesili has joined our Board of Trustees and expect that her unique perspective and contribution will be enormously beneficial, in particular to the work that we do in developing economies.
“The current crisis will put more strain on government budgets and domestic resource mobilization will be more important than ever going forward.”
Dr Ezekwesili was a candidate for the office of the President of Nigeria in the 2019 election. She is an economic policy expert and senior economic adviser at the Africa Economic Development Policy Initiative (AEDPI).