Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian politician. She served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) and was previously Managing Director of the World Bank (2007-2011). She currently chairs the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the African Risk Capacity (ARC). She is also a Senior Adviser at Lazard. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is renowned as the first female and African descent to contest as a candidate for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012.