Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has been ranked among Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women in the world in 2022.
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The African leadership person of the year awards are determined by popular vote and given each year to outstanding Africans who are advancing the continent’s interests and fostering goodwill.
At the poll’s conclusion on December 2nd, 2022, Okonjo-Iweala received more than 60% of the 15,000 votes cast in the category.
According to Forbes, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the head of the World Trade Organization, “continues to play a crucial role in providing financial assistance and promoting global trade as the threat of a global recession rises.” She is ranked No. 91 out of 100.
Recall that Okonjo-Iweala was named one of the most influential people in the world in 2021 by Time magazine, another media outlet.
This would be Okonjo-sixth Iweala’s honor in her professional life.
Okonjo-iweala responded by tweeting her excitement over the accolades she has amassed throughout her career.
“It is a privilege and an honor to be included on this list of accomplished women for the sixth time in my career. Congratulations to my fellow sisters.” Let’s keep demonstrating the importance of strong leadership, sound public policy, and a people-centered work style, he urged.
The honor will be given to the winners of the 11th edition of the award on February 16, 2023, in a ceremony planned for Port Louis, Mauritius.