Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on March 1, 2021.
The WTO General Council selected Dr. Okonjo-Iweala by consensus and her term, which is renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025.
Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority, Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, penned a formal congratulatory note to the new WTO Director General assuring that the OECS stands ready to assist Dr. Okonjo-Iweala in discharging her duties as and when required.
Six OECS countries are founding Members of the WTO. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules, in extending congratulations, pledged commitment to the WTO’s mission and vision.