The World Trade Organisation has confirmed the appointment of the former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its Director-General.
Okonjo-Iweala, whose tenure begins March 1, is the first woman and African to hold the position.
The WTO stated this in a tweet on Monday, saying, “Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria is appointed as the next WTO Director-General. 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.”