Former Minister of Finance and renowned economist, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named as the first female and first African head of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Okonjo-Iweala was officially announced at a special general meeting.
“WTO members have just agreed to appoint Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general,” the global trade body said in a statement, adding that the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran will take up her post on March 1.
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