The race for the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is at it’s intense stage, and we are bringing to you the envious profiles of the two contenders, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala from Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee from South Korea.
The profiles of the two major candidates speaks volume of their success story and globally acclaimed and acknowledged personality.
The 66 year old Nigerian-American holds a PhD in Economics and Development, MIT. She is well known economist of international repute. The former Director at the world Bank for African region is the first female minister of finance in Nigeria.
Born 13 June, 1954, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala spent 25 years at the world Bank as a development economist, then rising to the position of a Managing Director.
In 2003, she was appointed as the First Nigerian Female Minister of Finance by the then President Olusegun Obasanjo, she served through to 2006. In 2011, she was reappointed Minister of Finance under the regime of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (2011-2015).
She has held several positions, both home and abroad.
The 53 year South Korean born Lawyer is currently the country’s Minister for Trade, making her the first woman to occupy the position in the country.
Born 5th of June 1967, she is considered a veteran in the Korean trade circles. For the past 25 years, she has held different top positions for the Korean Government.
The two candidates are battling to emerge the occupant of the prestigious position of Director General of the World Trade Organization. More so, as the first female to ever hold that position. The final result will be announced in the first week of November, 2020.