What will Africa gain from having an African as WTO’s new boss?

February 22, 2021 Daily Monitor 0 Comments

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has a new boss. She is Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala from Nigeria, where she has served as finance minister and foreign minister. She has degrees from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — and is a former World Bank managing director. Her CV is all that could be desired.

In terms of calibre, profile and suitability for the job of director-general at the WTO, she seems to have everything. On LinkedIn, the networking site where professionals flaunt their accomplishments and share news of jobs they have landed, Africans and non-Africans waxed lyrical about her appointment. Read More.

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