Former Vice President of the World Bank, Africa Region, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, was elected to the Board of Trustees of Fundação Dom Cabral to help the FDC consolidate its goals.

Ezekwesili, an expert in economic policy, was the newest member to join the FDC board.



The founder and Global Chief Executive Officer of Stefanini, Marco Stefanini, as well as the founder / CEO of MRV Engenharia, Rubens Menin, were also inducted into the FDC board on Sunday, according to a statement by the Brazilian top school.

The three new councilors are expected to contribute to fulfilling the institution’s mission to develop society through education, the statement said.

“The Fundação Dom Cabral is honored to have chosen Dr.

“FDC is a Brazilian business school whose mission is to contribute to the development of society through the training and development of leaders, entrepreneurs and public managers,” said Ezekwesilis spokesman, Mr. Ozioma Ubabukoh.

According to the Financial Times ranking, the FDC is the ninth best business school in the world, he noted.

In the social field, the FDC offers training for low-income entrepreneurs, social organizations and their managers as well as young people in vulnerable situations through the FDC – Centro Social Cardeal Dom Serafim, Ubabukoh – and awards grants to disadvantaged university students.

Co-Founder and President of the FDC Executive Committee, Prof. Emerson de Almeida, said, “The election of Dr. Oby to the BoT will give her an outstanding international and humanistic vision.”

The dean of the FDC, Antonio Batista, added: “Ezekwesili will provide important points of view and help the FDC consolidate its goals.”

On the African continent and in addition to the cooperation with the University of Cape Town in South Africa, FDC is developing PAEX in Mozambique

“PAEX is an educational solution that creates a network to support the professionalization of companies, transfer knowledge and promote greater competitiveness and sustainable growth,” added Ubabukoh.

In August, Ezekwesili and five other global figures joined the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs as Senior Fellows.
Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, United States, said in a statement following the appointment.

Mr. Salovey also welcomed the institution’s 19 returning fellows.

He listed the school’s other Senior Fellows in 2021 as Staffan de Mistura (Italy and Sweden), Jessica Faieta (Ecuador), Anne Patterson, David Brooks and Jessica Seddon (USA).