Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: “I look forward to working closely with all of you in the coming months and years, to help build the WTO that we all want, a WTO that is about people, a WTO that is dynamic, robust, and that provides essential support to economic growth and sustainable development through trade. I thank you for this opportunity.” Here’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Statement After Becoming WTO DG.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed director-general of the World Trade Organization by representatives of the 164 member countries, according to a statement from the body. “Our organization faces a great many challenges but working together we can collectively make the WTO stronger, more agile and better adapted to the realities of today,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.
Biography of Ngozi Iweala: born on 13 June 1954. A respected global economist, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s parents instilled in her the value of service to others. Dr Okonjo-Iweala spearheaded several World Bank initiatives to assist low-income countries during the 2008-2009 food crisis and later during the financial crisis. Read Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Biography.