Friday, October 9, 2020

Okonjo-Iweala Set to Become First Potential Female DG of WTO

Nigeria's former finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is on the verge of becoming the first female DG of the World Trade Organization. 

This was after she was confirmed alongside South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee as the last two candidates to make it through to the final run-off.

The former Director-General, Roberto Azevedo stepped down in August and since then the search for his replacement had begun with eight names being initially shortlisted for the role.

"Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Korean minister Yoo Myung-hee will advance to the third and final stage,” WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell told reporters at the global trade body’s headquarters in Geneva.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has served as Nigeria's former Finance and Foreign Affairs minister not forgetting to mention her 25 years career with the World Bank which saw her rose to the Number 2 position of Managing Director. 

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