Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Emerges DG World Trade Organization

…First female and first African to occupy WTO office

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

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Iweala emerged winner of the highly competitive race after polling 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her opponent, South Korea’s trade minister, Yoo Myung-hee.

With the development, Iweala has become the first female and first African to occupy the office.

Recall that she had received support from 79 countries,

Speaking during a virtual press conference last Friday, she said the 55-man African Union (AU) officially endorsed her over her only opponent, Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea.

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