Media expert and social commentator, Japheth Omojuwa, popularly known as JJ Omojuwa, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Halifax International Security Forum, Washington DC.
A statement from HFX on Monday in Abuja, said Omojuwa became the first Nigerian and African to make a list of respected global leaders who make up the board.
“We are truly delighted to have Omojuwa on board and everyone here is looking forward to working closely with him to further advance our mission to strengthen cooperation among the world’s democracies” HFX wrote on their Twitter page.
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HFX is a global non-profit think-tank that brings together senior officials from mostly democratic nations around the world to freely discuss problems, share knowledge and debate possible responses to global security challenges.
Current board members of HFX include White House nominee to serve as Ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Cindy McCain and Mexican Council on Foreign Relations chair, retired Major Gen. Tammy Harris.
Others are former Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Dr Luis Rubio; fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Ahmet Taçyildiz; the founding chairman of Ant Holding and the chairman of GAP Insaat; Janice Gross Stein who serves as chair of the board.
Omojuwa took to social media to announce the appointment saying he was delighted to accept the invitation by the HFX.
“This gives me an opportunity to work with such exemplary leaders & change makers who are devoted to strengthening strategic cooperation among democratic nations,” he said.
Beyond his vast knowledge of international affairs and digital media, Omojuwa brings to Halifax a distinguished career and reputation in the private sector with his wealth of knowledge on social issues.