Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian, named first female, African WTO DG
Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has been named the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)
The former Nigerian Finance Minister becomes the first African and woman to head the global body after defeating her South Korean closet rival. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.
She has broken many records, including becoming the first female and African to occupy win that office at the WTO.
The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO hours from now.