by Akan Ido

Along with other notable personalities like the German chancellor, Angela Merkel and Chinese Communist Party leader, Xi Jinping, The Economist  presents Ngozi Okojo-Iweala, Nigeria’s minister of finance and coordinator of the economy to be one of the movers and shakers of the world in 2013.

The magazine has never hidden its admiration and respect for the Harvard-trained former World Bank executive it fondly refers to as the ‘Iron Lady‘.

With a well fought battle to win the World Bank presidency under her trademark ‘gele‘ (finally losing to her American opponent, Jim Yong Kim), it is not hard to see why the world, including the Economist Magazine, expects more from her in the year to come.

Hat-tip to our FrontPager, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, for the photo!