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Okonjo-Iwela Makes Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women’s List

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is the 87th  Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women, according to Forbes’ 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday.

Renowned South African businesswoman Mpumi Madisa, was named 88th, a spot ahead of the Nigerian economist.

Another Nigerian who was named on the list is media mogul and philanthropist, Mo Abudu having the 98th position, while Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan, also made her debut on the list at the 93rd position.

According to the US Business magazine, the list was compiled using money, media, impact, and spheres of influence.

In reaction to the feat, Okonjo-Iweala wrote on X via her official handle, “Feel truly honoured to be named one more time as one of the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.

“This will be the 7th time, starting in 2011. Congratulations to all the women on this list, working hard to make a difference and, to others working hard to change the world even if they are not on the list.

“Special congratulations to my younger sister, Mo Abudu, great to have two Nigerian women on this list.”

Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General after emerging as the seventh director-general of the WTO.



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