The World Trade Organization will for the first time in 25 years be led by a woman according to WHO in a statement on Thursday as candidates vying to become the next director-general of the WTO later this year is down to two power women: foremost Nigerian economist and former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee, current Minister for Trade of South Korea – the first woman to hold the position.
Who ever emerges overall winner will replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down in August.
“Happy to be in the final round of the @WTO [director general] campaign,” she tweeted on Thursday. “Thanks, WTO members for your continued support of my candidacy.” Okonjo-Iweala wrote on Twitter
“Deeply grateful and honored to be selected for the final round in the selection process of the next @WTO Director General!” Yoo said on Twitter after the final candidates were announced.
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