News Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala appointed the new Director General of World Trade Organization By TSB News - October 8, 2020 0 23 Sep 2009 --- epa01871956 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director of The World Bank listens to speakers during a panel discussion on the second day of the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative in New York, New York, USA, on 23 September 2009. The annual meetings, which run from September 22 through 25, is led by Bill Clinton to address poverty, health, climate change, and other worldwide issues drawing activists and political leaders from around the world. EPA/RAMIN TALAIE --- Image by © RAMIN TALAIE/epa/Corbis Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed the new DG of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She is the first African & the first woman to head the WTO. After some eliminations, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala beat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-he to become World Trade Organization new director general. Congratulations to her!