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  1. Nigerian-American economist
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    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala GCON (/ əŋˈɡoʊzi əˈkoʊndʒoʊ ɪˈweɪlə / ⓘ; born 13 June 1954) is a Nigerian-American economist, who has been serving as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization since March 2021. She is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization as Director-General.
    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (born June 13, 1954, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State, Nigeria) is a Nigerian-American economist who served as the seventh director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from 2021. She was the first woman and the first African to head the WTO.
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    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian-American economist who has been serving as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization since March 2021. She is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization in this capacity.
    Having survived the murky waters of politics in Nigeria, where her mother was kidnapped to send her a message, and rising to number two at the World Bank, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should have no trouble dealing with international trade negotiators in her new job at the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
    As a development economist and Finance Minister, Dr Okonjo-Iweala steered her country through various reforms ranging from macroeconomic to trade, financial and real sector issues. She is a firm believer in the power of trade to lift developing countries out of poverty and assist them to achieve robust economic growth and sustainable development.
    Okonjo-Iweala was born in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria. Her father, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, was the Obi (king) of the Obahai royal family of Ogwashi-Ukwu in Nigeria. Okonjo-Iweala was educated at Queen's School, Enugu; St. Anne's School, Molete, Ibadan, Oyo State; and the International School Ibadan.
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    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala GCON is a Nigerian-American economist, who has been serving as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization since March 2021. She is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization as Director-General. She was previously on the boards of Danone, … See more

    Okonjo-Iweala was born in Ogwashi-Ukwu, Delta State, Nigeria, where her father, Professor Chukwuka Okonjo, was the Obi (king) of the Obahai royal family of Ogwashi-Ukwu in Nigeria.
    Okonjo-Iweala was … See more

    She is married to Ikemba Iweala, a neurosurgeon from Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. They have four children, including author Uzodinma Iweala.
    During her … See more

    Awards
    Okonjo-Iweala has received numerous recognition and awards. She has been listed as one of the … See more

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    World Bank
    Okonjo-Iweala had a 25-year career at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as a development economist and rose to the No.2 position of … See more

    Government agencies
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Member of the International Advisory Board … See more

    Books
    Sallah, Tijan; Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi (2003). Chinua Achebe: Teacher of Light, A Biography. … See more

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  4. WEBNgozi Okonjo-Iweala is the seventh Director-General of the WTO. She took office on 1 March 2021, becoming the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General. Her term of office will expire on 31 August …

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  7. WEBNgozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global economist, former Nigerian finance and foreign minister, and the first African and woman to lead the World Trade Organization. She is also a TED speaker, a COVID-19 envoy, …

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