Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has been named as one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes.
Forbes’ 2019 list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women comprises of women whom the magazine says are often referred to as the “first” and sometimes the “only” in their respected fields. It also celebrates women who are using their power to create change and, often, lift other women up with them.
Mohammed is one of the 23 newcomers on the list and she is ranked 98th on the list. The 23 newcomers to the list made their debut for their work in industries spanning politics and policy, business, finance, media and entertainment and technology.
The 58-year-old Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations was previously a special adviser to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and was instrumental in setting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
British-Nigerian by birth, Mohammed served as Nigeria’s environmental minister in 2016, guiding the country’s efforts on fighting climate change.
She worked in three successive administrations in Nigeria, coordinating programs worth $1 billion annually for development goal-related interventions.
Source: Forbes, Guardian Nigeria