Being the Director General of World Trade Organization (WTO), comes with its own responsibilities, as former Nigerian Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala became the first female, first African and the 7th person to head the World Trade Organization.
Before we proceed on the duties of the Director General (DG), WTO deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure the smooth flow of trade across various nations by providing assurance and stability. The WTO is run by its members and decisions are made by members which is normally taken by consensus (that means, you must be a member before your decisions can be considered).
As the Director General, your work is to supervise and direct the organizations administrative operations. The DG has little power when it comes to matters of policies, because decision makings, are done by consensus (its members).
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala took over from Roberto Azevedo of Brazil, as he has been the DG since 1st September, 2013. As the 7th DG, Dr. Iweala has just made history, as she becomes the first African and first female to ever hold such a prestigious position.
Congratulations Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala the first female Director General of World Trade Organization.