Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is new WTO Director-General; first African, first woman in post

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.

TheCable can report that Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.

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She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

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