r Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was recently appointed as the Director General (DG) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
With her appointment, the rank of Nigerians holding top positions in the international scene has swelled.
Let’s take a look:
1. Akinwumi Adesina
Adesina is the president of Africa Development Bank (AfDB). He is currently serving his second term.
2. Amina Mohammed
Mohammed is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). She also chairs the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Group.
3. Chile Ebeo-Osuji
Ebeo-Osuji is the President of the International Criminal Court.
4. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande
Muhammad-Bande was the President of the 74th United Nations General Assembly. UNGA is the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN.
5. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo
Barkindo is the Secretary-General of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
6. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Okonjo-Iweala’s tenure as the first African and the female to head the WTO will begin March, 2021.
7. Benedict Okechukwu Oramah
Oramah is the president of African Export-Import Bank.