Biden overturns Trump block to confirm first African woman as head of WTO.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala@NOIweala · It is done! Thank you @WTO members for finalizing my election today and making history. In the 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
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. She starts at the WTO on March 1. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has said that her earliest priorities will be ensuring the free flow of vaccines, medicines and medical supplies to help deal with the pandemic and aid the global economic recovery
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala makes history as the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO. Her term starts on the 1st of March 2021.
@antonioguterres·Congratulations to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria on her historic appointment as the first female & first African Director-General of the World Trade Organization. I look forward to strengthening the @UN – @WTO partnership, especially at this critical moment for the world.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The former Nigerian finance minister will be tasked with restoring trust in a global trading system shaken by protectionism and the pandemic.