Nigeria nominates Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for post of WTO Director-General

Nigeria, on 9 June 2020, nominated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the post of World Trade Organization (WTO), Director-General to succeed the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, who has announced he will step down on 31 August 2020.

According to the timetable announced by the Chair of the General Council, David Walker, the nomination period will close on 8 July 2020.

Shortly after the nomination period has closed, candidates will be invited to meet with members at a special General Council meeting, present their views and take questions from the membership.

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Board Chair Gavi; Board Chair AfricanRiskCapacity & 2-time Minister of Finance, Nigeria and also former Managing Director Operations of World Bank

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