Okonjo-Iweala Chosen To Lead WTO

Former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has just been chosen as the director-general of the World Trade Organization, WTO.

The former minister was chosen after she polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat her South Korea’s trade minister opponent, at the final stage of the race.

She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.

1) Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria) —104 votes
2) Yoo Myung-hee, (S/Korea) — 53 votes.

Congratulations once again.

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