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Meet The First Woman And African To Be Appointed Director- General of The World Trade Organization

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By Blessnews.com | self meida writer
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WTO members made history on 15 February when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the organization’s seventh Director-General.

Dr. Ngozi Okonzi- lweala is a Nigerian- American economist and international development expert. She sits on the boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

Previously, Okonjo- lweala spent a 25- year career at the World Bank as a development economist, scalling the ranks to the number two position of Managing Director, Operation(2007- 2011). Dr. Ngozi has seen throughout in life.

Okonjo - lweala was born in Ogwaashi- Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria, where her father professor Chukwuku Okonjo was the Obi (king) from the Obchai Royal family.

She is the first woman and African to be appointed to Director- General of the World Trade Organization. Glass ceiling shattering all over town. This woman has empowered most African women for upgrading their credentials.

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