Okonjo-Iweala makes history as first woman DG at WTO

Nigeria’s former finance minister, a former managing director of the World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has emerged- first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization,WTO.

Okonjo-Iweala broke the glass ceiling, emerging as the first African and the first female to attain the position of DG of WTO by springing up as the finalist after eliminating South Korea’s current trade Minister, Yoo Myung-hee in a fierce battle for the coveted job.