Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala

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Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was selected by consensus to be the next director-general of the World Trade Organization at a closed-door meeting on Monday, according to two sources attending the meeting.

All members of the WTO’s top decision-making body, the General Council, according to Reuters, agreed on her appointment in a virtual meeting which had just one agenda item, they said. The WTO subsequently confirmed the choice