Austin Ndiokwelu announced as new Director of Policy & Global Advocacy

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to share news of a leadership transition within IBP. I am delighted to share that after an extensive global recruiting process, Austin Ndiokwelu has been selected as the new Director of Policy and Global Advocacy effective December 1, 2023.

We are so excited to have Austin’s talents and experience as he assumes this new global role. Originally from Achina in Southeastern Nigeria, Austin is a seasoned expert in public finance management issues and passionate about connecting public budget conversations to people’s lived realities. Currently, Austin serves as IBP’s Country Manager for Nigeria and Head of the Africa Tax Equity program in Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Ghana.

Austin’s 21 years of experience include a unique mix of extensive expertise in public finance management and advocacy at local, national, regional and international levels; work with civil society, government and international organizations; analytical capabilities and strategic thinking and management of diverse teams. Prior to joining IBP, Austin was the federal reform manager for “Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn” (PERL), a five-year governance program, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development in Nigeria. We are thrilled that with Austin’s leadership, the Policy Team will continue to influence global spaces, build partnerships with international and regional institutions, and generate valuable research to make sure public funds are spent in a transparent and equitable manner.

Austin shared the following reflections about his new role:

“I’m very excited to take on this new role at IBP alongside the talented global policy team. I look forward to seeing how we can continue to produce valuable global policy work that elevates the voices and perspectives of impacted communities in global conversations, brings together unlikely allies, and drives solutions and reforms that draw on lessons from across countries.”

Please join me in congratulating Austin and wishing him all the best!

Thank you for your partnership.

Best regards,

Ana Patricia Muñoz