Lazard Ltd, a financial advisory and asset management firm that engages in investment banking, asset management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients has hired former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a senior adviser.
The company has its headquarters in Bermuda and primary executive offices in London, Paris and New York. In 2014 the company generated a net income of $428m.
The 61-year-old former minister will join as a senior advisor focusing on the bank’s sovereign advisory group, Lazard said in a statement on Monday.
“She will bring a unique international expertise and experience that will benefit both our sovereign and corporate clients,” Matthieu Pigasse, Lazard’s global head of mergers and acquisitions and sovereign advisory, said in the statement.