Nigerian-American scholar of economics and finance, and also the Director-General of World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in the world in the year 2022.
The Director-General was ranked at number 91 out of 100 as stated by Forbes, which is an American business magazine, owned by Integrated Whale Media Investments and the Forbes family, with a particular focus on business, technology, communications, science, politics and law.
According to Forbes “the World Trade Organisation head, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (No. 91 of 100) continues to play a crucial role in providing financial assistance and promoting global trade as the threat of a global recession rises”.
The awards for the African Leadership Person of the Year is attained on voting basis and it is reserved yearly for leading Africans who are continuously making positive impacts and promoting a favourable image of the continent.
Dr. Ngozi took to her twitter handle to share this great feat and expressed her excitement. She tweeted “an honour and a privilege to be part of this list of a very distinguished group of women for the 6th time in my career”.
She went ahead to congratulate other women who were listed, as she said “congratulations to my other sisters. Let’s continue to show that good governance, good public policy and a people-centred approach to work matters”.