Former director general of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has congratulated Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala on her emergence as first female director general of the World Trade Organisation. Besides being the first female, she is also the first black to clinch the position.
Christine Lagarde, who became the 11th director general of the IMFand the first woman to hold the position in July 2011, said she has known Okonjo Iweala for many years.
She said Dr. Iweala’s strong will and determination will drive her to tirelessly promote free trade to the benefit of the people of the world. She is very confident that Iweala will deliver and make the organization better than she is meeting it now.
Christine Lagarde, who became president of European Central Bank after resigning from IMF on 12 September 2019, made her comment on LinkedIn after the emergence of Dr. Okonjo Iweala as the DG of the World Trade Organisation on Tuesday, February 15, 2021.
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“Congratulations to my friend Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on becoming the first female Director-General of the World Trade Organization. I’ve known Ngozi for many years. Her strong will and determination will drive her to tirelessly promote free trade to the benefit of people worldwide.”