Who is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new head of the WTO? – BBC Africa
The World Trade Organization has appointed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new director-general – making her the first woman and first African to hold the role.
Dr Okonzo-Ijeawala served as Nigeria’s finance minister and worked for 25 years as a specialist in development economics at the World Bank. She says she can be a “clear set of eyes” for the global trade body.
BBC Africa’s women’s affairs correspondent Azeezat Olaoluwa explains some of the key achievements that led to Dr Okonjo-Iweala becoming the head of the organisation.