08 Oct Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala, South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee emerge final candidates for WTO’s DG
The World Trade Organisation WTO General Council Chairman David Walker is expected to announce to its delegates today that WTO members have selected Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee as the two final candidates to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body.
Mrs Okonjo-Iweala was Nigeria’s finance minister during the tenures of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan. She has experience working at international international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
Ms Yoo, on her part, is South Korea’s trade minister. She has helped expand her country’s trade network through bilateral accords with the U.S., China and the UK.