The Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, has joined the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
Members of the board included former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and American Software Engineer and the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt.According to a statement by AIG, the invitation to join the board was extended to him by the boardís Chairman, The Lord Browne of Madingley.
The role of IAB is to advise on the overall strategy of Blavatnik School and provide strategic advice to the dean and senior management. The members engage with and mentor students and support the development of a global scholarship programme that attracts the best candidates from around the world.
The Dean of Blavatnik School, Ngaire Wood, said Aig-Imoukhuedeís commitment to outstanding public service was an inspiration to the members.His initiative has successfully raised aspirations across Nigeria and Ghana among brilliant future leaders to study public policy. We look forward to having his expertise on the board to help us drive the schoolís mission to improve government around the world and deepen our impact,î he said.
Aig-Imoukhuede said he was hounoured by the invitation to serve on the board, adding that the school had clearly distinguished itself as a centre of excellence in education and in the fields of governance, public policy and leadership.He said the Blavatnik School of Government stood out as a worthy partner in the quest of seeking the right synergies for Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG).
Aig-Imoukhuede pledged to ìwork alongside its very distinguished membership towards contributing to the overall impact of the school and achieving our shared vision of improving nations through outstanding public service.
In addition to the membership, he said he would on October 7, 2017 be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the oldest learned societies and independent policy research centres in the U.S.A.
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