Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recently became the first woman and African to hold the exalted position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The history-making economist spoke with GuardianTV’s Njideka Agbo, amongst other things, on her mission at the WTO and personal style.
Following her recent appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), today, 1 March 2021, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will take office as the first woman and the first African to lead the organization. Here is what you need to know about Nigeria’s former finance minister.
A viral challenge, #BelikeNgozi, has popped up across social media platforms, following the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The challenge started after LifeBank founder Temie Giwa-Tubosun took to Twitter, recreating the signature style of the Nigerian-born economist and policymaker.
Months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received a unanimous backing to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. As director-general, Okonjo-Iweala will need to broker international trade talks in the face of persistent U.S.-China trade conflict; respond to pressure to reform trade rules. GuardianTV spoke with Cheta Nwanze, Lead Partner, SB Morgen on what this means for world trade.
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3 Nov 2020
It is no longer news that the United States opposed the appointment of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general of the World Trade Organization. But there is a good reason why the biggest contributor to the WTO prefers South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee to lead the global trade body.