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Ethiopian appointed as Twitter new independent director

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) Wednesday announced the appointment of Ethiopian Mimi Alemayehou to the Company's Board of Directors as a…

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) Wednesday announced the appointment of Ethiopian Mimi Alemayehou to the Company’s Board of Directors as a new independent director, effective immediately.“Mimi’s extensive experience overseeing growth in emerging markets in both the public and private sectors will be invaluable as we advance Twitter’s mission to serve the public conversation across the world,” said Patrick Pichette, independent chair of the Twitter Board.

“Mimi shares our commitment to social responsibility and strengthening global communities, and we’re eager to benefit from her perspective and regional expertise as we expand Twitter’s presence to Ghana and invest in improving our service across Africa and other regions.”

Mimi, who brings to Twitter’s Board more than 20 years of investment and finance experience across emerging markets, with a strong focus on Africa, said, “I have long respected Twitter’s focus on supporting the diverse global communities that drive public conversation, and am proud to join the team as they work to expand Twitter’s reach around the world. I look forward to working closely with Twitter’s management team and the rest of the Board to help oversee and execute the Company’s long-term growth objectives.”

In her current role as Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships at Mastercard, Mimi leads Mastercard’s partnerships with private foundations, international development organizations and non-governmental organizations with the objective of building commercially sustainable digital ecosystems that benefit everyone by advancing financial inclusion, transparency, support to humanitarian response and economic development, according to prnewswire.com.

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