Aganga, Former Nigerian Finance Minister Lands New Appointment
Mr Olusegun Aganga, Nigeria’s former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment as well as Finance, has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT).
The Trust made the announcement during its launch on Saturday at the celebration of the 92nd birthday of Queen Elizabeth in London.
The event had in attendant the Celebrant, Her Royal Majesty, the Queen of England who was escorted in by Prince Charles, the Royal family, Head of States, Ambassadors and other dignitaries.
Aganga, who was a onetime managing director of Goldman Sachs International in London, joined Shanthi Annan, Adam Bradford, Diana Good, David Grevemberg, Bill Holroyd, Julie Holroyd, Dr Kamel Hothi, Kelvin Hughes, Kenny Imafidon and The Rt Hon. Lord Kakkar as a member of the advisory board.
Ankit Kawatra, Michael Lake, Alexander McLean, Angeline Murimirwa, Dr Joanna Newman, Shally Shanker, Jordan Swain, Bill Thomas and Joannes Yimbesalu are also part of the trust.
Aganga said “I am really excited about the idea behind the trust and goals particularly as it is targeting young social entrepreneurs in the Commonwealth.
‘’The enthusiasm and energy of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust team are also infectious. I have no doubt that many young social entrepreneurs in Nigeria will benefit from the Trust”.
Aganga who was also the chairman of the World Bank and The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2010 promised to employ his bank of experience as a minister and financial expert to towards the realization of the objectives of the Fund.
The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust is a charity in England & Wales set to use its network, platform and experience, together with the collaborative input of like-minded foundations and supporters, to enable young leaders across the Commonwealth countries including Nigeria to realise their dreams and hopes for the future.
The Trust identified as part of its objective, to be a platform where cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of kindness can be seen and celebrated, and also to be an avenue where many people feel motivated and enabled to step up and take action.
“We find and fund young people whose bright ideas solve local problems in education, health, the environment and sport. We support those who have set up their own non-profit organization, as well as those who are leading projects that help others”. It further listed.