Nigerian-American scholar, Okonjo-Iweala wins award as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian-American economist and finance expert, was listed by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world.
Okonjo-Iweala, 68, came in at number 91 on the list of the most powerful women, which also included US Vice President Kamala Harris, Ursula von der Leyen, Christine Lagarde, and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union.
The World Trade Organization’s Director-General is Okonjo-Iweala (WTO). She has over 30 years of experience working as an economist and in international development, having worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, according to the Forbes database.
She also held the position of Director-General of the World Trade Organization, a first for both women and Africans.
The Financial Times listed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as one of the top 25 women in the world in 2023.
Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, Jane Fraser, Elizabeth Warren, Billie Jean King, Malala Yousafzai, and Greta Thunberg are among those who nominated her.
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