Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian economist and international development expert. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank, Twitter, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), and the African Risk Capacity (ARC). On February 15, 2021, she was appointed as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization, her term commencing on 1st March 2021, making her the first woman and the first African to hold the office.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: It is done! Thank you @WTO members for finalizing my election today and making history. In the 73 years of GATT and WTO, honored to be First Woman and First African to lead. But now the real work begins. Ready to tackle the challenges of WTO. Forget Business as usual!