- Patrick Okigbo III has been appointed as a senior fellow at the prestigious Harvard University alongside other professionals
- As a fellow, he would be making presentations and working on issues relating to governance and how it affects the economy
- Patrick is the founder of Nextier and has served on many government committees with over 20 years experience
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A Nigerian has made it again on the international scene. Patrick Okigbo III and other world professionals have been appointed as senior fellows at Harvard University.
PR Nigeria reports that the news of the appointment was disclosed on Wednesday, July 1, by Victoria Omachi who said that the appointees will be working on strengthening the connection between theory and practice.
On the school’s website, the fellows were sponsored by a Harvard Kennedy School faculty member each, and 12 people are chosen every year.
Before a person is chosen, they must have a minimum of 20 years of professional experience and are required to attend and present at seminars, conferences, and lunches as they carry out independent research projects.
Okigbo is the founder of Nextier, a policy think-tank firm with a focus on making governance and development. He has received so many grants and served on several government committees. He had his MBA from Emory University.
He was sponsored by John Haigh, a co-director at Mossavar-Rahmani Centre for Business and Government, and a lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that another Nigerian, Adewale Adeyemo, a 39-year-old man was appointed as the first president of the Obama Foundation. He is the former deputy national adviser for international economics.
He was very helpful in how America was able to overcome the recession many years ago. In his new role, the Nigerian would be working with the foundation to manage operations of the organisation.
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The Obama Foundation has grown its workforce to almost 200 and has a number of programs to support the next generations of enablers.
“Wally is the ideal person to help lead the Foundation team as we continue to grow the impact of our global civic engagement programs and advance the Obama Presidential Center,” said Nesbitt, the head of the board.
Other parts of his responsibilities will be to implement and execute the foundation’s core plans and policies that are targeted at his global vision.
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