UPDATED: Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG; gets EU support

Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG

UPDATED: Okonjo-Iweala appointed as WTO DG; gets EU support   The former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). 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…

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