Buhari Praises Okoro As New World Bank VP

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Sandie Okoro for her recent appointment as World Bank Group Senior Vice-President and General Counsel.

Earlier this month, the World Bank had announced the appointment of Sandie Okoro as World Bank Group Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

A press release announcing her appointment and signed by the World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, reads, “Sandie Okoro is a highly regarded thought leader with a strong track record of developing new legal approaches in the field of international finance.

“Her experience managing legal and financial risks at global financial institutions will make her a great asset for the Bank Group and our Board.”

Okoro, a Nigerian-Briton, is currently the Global General Counsel for HSBC Global Asset Management.

As World Bank Group Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Okoro will be the principal adviser and spokesperson on all legal matters.

She will also serve as the legal adviser to the Board, management, the Inspection Panel, and the CEO of the Global Environmental Facility Program.

Okoro will lead the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency, which is responsible for all legal services provided to internal and external clients.


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