Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Named One of the World’s Most Powerful Women 2022 by Forbes and “African Female Leader of the Year” by ALM

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named by Forbes as one of the World Most Powerful Women in 2022. This is the 6th time in her career shes’s being recognised by Forbes and it is also worthy to reiterate that she is the first African and the first woman to head WTO

Similarly, United Kingdom-based African Leadership Magazine (ALM) named her as “African Female Leader of the Year”.

According to a statement by ALM, the category was part of the “11th African leadership persons of the year award – 2022”.

Okonjo-Iweala polled over 60 per cent of the over 15,000 votes in the category at the close of the poll on December 2, 2022.

The chairman of the awards, Ken Giami said the nominees see advancement where others see regression, and bring out possibilities in the midst of challenges.

“They are on a mission and are eager to lead Africa to the promised land,” Giami said.

Winners for the 11th edition of the award shall be presented with the honour on February 16, 2023, at a ceremony scheduled to hold in Port Louis, Mauritius.

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