How perfectly timed that former Finance Minister and international development expert, Ngozi-Okonjo Iweala assumed her new role at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on the first day of Women’s History Month. Indeed, this is a historical moment that deserves recognition.
Okonjo-Iweala is the first African and woman to hold this high-regarded position and has every intention of making impact and leaving her mark. This morning, she arrived at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland taking a moment to speak to reporters and pose for photographs. She was well-received into office by officials of the trade body and a few journalists.
The new Director-General sported her trademark style, dressing in African wax fabric material, from head to toe.
In a Twitter post (with nearly 9,000 responses), WTO wrote, “Welcome to Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala @NOIweala on her first day as WTO Director-General! She makes history as the first woman and first African to take up this post.”