Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is almost certain of becoming the new Director-General of the World Trade Organisation.
Report by Reuters indicate that Okonjo-Iweala’s candidacy got the all-clear to emerge as the first female DG of the organisation on Wednesday after a key group of WTO ambassadors proposed her to lead the group.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that although is looking most likely that Okonjo-Iweala is the favoured candidate, official announcement is, however, expected to be made by the WTO later today.
Okonjo-Iweala’s rival at this final stage is South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee.
Okonjo-Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister. She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
The final winner between the two women will replace Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo and former director-general of the WTO.