Okonjo Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization WTO

February 15, 2021

148 ViewsNigerians former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The organization confirmed this on its Twitter handle this afternoon.  She makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO and she also becomes the seventh director-general of the organization. […]

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Okonjo-Iweala to be appointed as WTO director-general next week

February 10, 2021

67 Views The World Trade Organization WTO will hold a special meeting of its General Council on February 15 “to consider the appointment of the next WTO director-general. The organization made this known in a statement titled, ‘WTO General Council to consider the appointment of next Director-General’, on its website on Tuesday. “The WTO’s General […]

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Civil society groups, others urged President Biden to endorse Okonjo Iweala candidacy as director-general of the WTO

January 24, 2021

127 ViewsPresident Joe Biden has been asked to support the candidacy of a former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation. The call was made by a  group of former senior US government officials and leaders in the academia, civil society and private sector […]

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Forbes names Okonjo-Iweala Africa Person of the Year 2020

December 2, 2020

169 ViewsFormer Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2020, “The 2020 #AfricanOftheYear Award honoree is…Congratulations to Dr. @NOlweala! Board Chair @Gavi; Board Chair @ARCapicity, gracing the cover of @forbesafrica,” the world’s leading voice for entrepreneurial success and free enterprise tweeted on Tuesday. Reacting to the development, Okonjo-Iweala said […]

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