WTO Selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-general.

The World Trade Organization (WTO) officially selected Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday after the concluded election as the new Director-general.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who hails from delta state Nigeria was former Nigeria finance minister and also an economist.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has made history to become the first woman and first African to serve as director-general in WTO.

She took to her twitter handle saying; “its done! Thank you @WTO members for finalizing my election today and making history. In 73 years of GATT and WTO honored to be first woman and first African to lead, But now the real work begins. Ready to tackle the challenges of WTO forget Business as usual.


The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will begin her term on the 1st of march 2021.


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