Okonjo-Iweala Becomes The First African Woman To Emerge As The WTO Director-General

Ex-Nigerian Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has emerged as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

A statement released by the WTO on Monday, February 15th confirmed the appointment of Okonjo-Iweala as the first female and African to become the organisation’s Director-General.

Her recent endorsement by the United States of America and the withdrawal of the South Korean Trade Minister and candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, cleared the path for Okonjo-Iweala.

Making the announcement, WTO wrote on Twitter:”

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021. More details soon. #WTODG @NOIweala”

See their tweet below;


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