W.T.O. Officially Selects Okonjo-Iweala as Its Director-General

SourceThe New York Times
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

The Coronavirus OutbreakliveLatest UpdatesMaps and CasesSee Your Local RiskNew Variants TrackerVaccine RolloutW.T.O. Officially Selects Okonjo-Iweala as Its Director-GeneralDr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African to serve in the post, said she would make global economic recovery from the pandemic a priority.“It’s been a long and tough road, full of uncertainty, but now it’s the dawn of a new day and the real work can begin,” Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said in her acceptance speech Monday. Credit...Eric Baradat/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesBy Ana SwansonFeb.

15, 2021, 1:26 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — The World Trade Organization on Monday officially selected Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and former finance minister, to be its next leader. The first woman and first African to serve as director-general, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will assume the post on March 1 for a renewable term expiring on Aug. 31, 2025.Dr. Okonjo-Iweala said in a statement that she was honored to have been selected and would work with the organization’s member...read more...