Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo -Iweala , Nigeria ’s candidate for the World Trade Organization ’ s director – general has been selected as one of the two final candidates for the position.
WTO members selected two final candidates , Okonjo – Iweala and South Korea ’ s Yoo Myung- hee , to advance to the final round in the race to lead the Geneva-based trade body , Bloomberg reported on Wednesday .
By advancing two women to the final round of the selection process , the WTO is set to have the first female director – general in its 25 – year history .
Okonjo – Iweala served two stints as Nigeria’ s finance minister and one term as foreign affairs minister .
She has experience working at international governance bodies as a former managing director of the World Bank , and as a chairman at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization .
Myung- hee is South Korea ’ s trade minister