Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Director-General, World Trade Organization

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She is an economist and international development expert with over 30 years of experience. She was Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (2016 – 2020), the African Risk Capacity (2014 – 2020) and Co-Chair of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. She served as Senior Advisor at Lazard and sat on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. She was appointed as an AU COVID-19 Special Envoy and WHO COVID-19 Special Envoy. Dr Okonjo-Iweala served twice as Nigeria’s Finance Minister (2003-2006, 2011-2015) and spent a 25-year career at the World Bank rising to the No.2 position of Managing Director. In 2020 Dr Okonjo-Iweala was named Forbes African of the Year. She holds a PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

MULTILATERALISM: Conversation Between – 7 May – 10:30 – 11:05 (CEST)