Breaking: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges First African And First Female DG Of World Trade Organization
Okonjo-Iweala, who is the former managing director of the World Bank, emerged victorious by eliminating South Korea’s current trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee in a fierce battle for the coveted job on Monday night.
The 66-year-old woman served as Nigeria’s first female finance and foreign minister, and has a 25-year career behind her as a development economist at the World Bank.
She is also on the Twitter board of directors and is a special envoy for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 fight.
The official announcement of her victory is expected to be made by the WTO today, October 28 at3pm Nigerian time.