Nigerian finance maven Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as first woman and African to become WTO director-general

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. A self-declared “doer” with a track record of taking on seemingly intractable problems, Okonjo-Iweala will have her work cut out for her… Read More Nigerian finance maven Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as first woman and African to become WTO director-general

U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global trade watchdog’s next director-general. Just six days before the U.S. election in which trade is a hot topic, Washington struck another blow at the WTO, which U.S.… Read More U.S. rejects endorsement of Nigerian candidate Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as World Trade Organization leader

Twitter appoints former World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Rob Zoellick into board

A former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been appointed into the board of social media giant, Twitter Inc. She was appointed alongside Robert Zoellick as new independent directors of the board, effective immediately, in an announcement made on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The two join the board as Marjorie Scardino is set to… Read More Twitter appoints former World Bank executives Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Rob Zoellick into board