Nigerian-American scholar, Okonjo-Iweala bags award as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world

Nigerian-American scholar, Okonjo-Iweala bags award as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world

Nigerian-American scholar of economics and Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.

Okonjo-Iweala, 68, emerged the 91st most powerful woman in the list, including the President of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde and United State’s Vice President Kamala Harris as first, second and third respectively.

Okonjo-Iweala is the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to the Forbes record, she has over 30 years of experience as an economist and international development professional, working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.

She also became the first-ever woman and African to o serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

In 2023, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was named by Financial Times as one of the 25 most influential women in the world.

She was nominated by by Christine Lagarde (President of European Central Bank), Jane Fraser (CEO of Citigroup), Elizabeth Warren (Member of the United States Senate), Billie Jean King, Malala and Greta Thunberg.

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