The World Trade Organisation’s first female and first African Director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala started work on Monday after her official appointment on February 15.
Her appointment comes as she fills a 6 month WTO leadership void and after her campaign was derailed by a veto from the former US Trump administration.
Ngozi is hitting the ground running, with her first day on the job in Geneva coinciding with the annual meeting of the WTO’s General Council.
Ngozi said she is hoping to be able to listen in and see what delegations have to say.
One of the first tasks for the former Nigerian finance minister will be to nominate four new deputy directors to help recharge the organization’s negotiating mechanism.