Okonjo-Iweala Appointed WTO Director-General

Former minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization.

World Trade Organization, WTO shared this information on its Twitter handle on Monday.

It says, “BREAKING: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes histoyry 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.”

She now becomes the first woman and also African to  head the leading international trade body.

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