FEW FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SANDIE OKORO, THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLD BANK

FEW FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SANDIE OKORO, THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLD BANK

Appointed as the Senior Vice-President and General Counsel for the World Bank Group in February 2017, Sandie Okoro has made her mark as a Nigerian with goals and on a mission in the world. Sandie Okoro serves as the head of the legal council and and adviser to the World Bank Group.

 

These are eleven interesting facts about the British-Nigerian trailblazer:

1. Sandie Okoro was born in Fulham, London, in 1964.

2. Her father is a teacher from Nigeria and her mother is a nurse from Trinidad.

3. She studied law and politics at the University of Birmingham, after she studied at the Inns of Court School of Law, now part of City University of London, qualifying as a barrister in 1988.

4. She has worked in global corporations like Baring, serving as the General Council, and also as the head of Global General Counsel at HSBC Global Asset Management.

5. Sandie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by City University London in 2014 in recognition of her career in business and law, and her voluntary work.

6. She is named in the Powerlist 2015 as the fourth most influential black person in Britain.

7. She was named in the Autumn 2015 edition of Brummell Magazine, as one of the top Inspirational Women in the City who are Champions of Diversity.

8. In July 2016, she was named as one of the 100 Women to Watch by the Female FTSE Board 2016.

9.Sandie was made an Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple in the United Kingdom in 2017.

10. She is passionate about gender equality, diversity & inclusion.

11. Sandie Okoro has two children, a son and a daughter.

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