Again, Okonjo-Iwela Makes Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women’s List

Again, Okonjo-Iwela Makes Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women’s List

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been listed on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list.

According to Forbes’ 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, the Nigerian economist held the 87th spot, while South African businesswoman Mpumi Madisa, ranked 88th.

Tanzanian President, Samia Hassan, also made her debut on the list at the 93rd position, alongside Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist, Mo Abudu at the 98th.

 The US Business magazine explained that the list was compiled using money, media, impact, and spheres of influence.

Commenting on the development, Okonjo-Iweala wrote on X via her official handle, “Feel truly honoured to be named one more time as one of the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women in the World.

“This will be the 7th time, starting in 2011. Congratulations to all the women on this list, working hard to make a difference and, to others working hard to change the world even if they are not on the list.

“Special congratulations to my younger sister, Mo Abudu, great to have two Nigerian women on this list.”

Okonjo-Iweala is the seventh director-general of the WTO. She took office on 1 March 2021, becoming the first woman and the first African to serve as Director-General. Her term of office will expire on 31 August 2025.

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