Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Phillip J Pierre, expressed his pride in welcoming Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), as the esteemed Guest of Honor for Saint Lucia’s 44th Independence Anniversary.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a Nigerian economist who has been serving as the Director-General of the World Trade Organization since March 2021. Earlier, she worked as a global finance expert and was also a well-known economist who played an essential role as an international development professional. She has more than 30 years of experience. She did work in many countries, like Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America, and then she took over as the Director General of WTO two years back in 2021.
She visited Saint Lucia on the occasion of its 44th Independence anniversary, and the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia welcomed her and also stated, “Let us be inspired by international figures such as Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a woman who has conquered the world in her field.”
He also said that she is the first woman who is Finance and Foreign Minister of Nigeria and also the first woman and African to head the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Moreover, she is also one of the most influential leaders and among the most powerful women in the world.”
Let us not, therefore, bridle our ambitions; let them be as lofty as our Pitons, and let them surpass the heights of Mount Gimie, said PM Phillip J Pierre.
Dr Iweala is one of the most powerful leaders in Africa, and she also did work as Nigeria’s Finance Minister for three years (2003 to 2006), and in 2011 she became the Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Along with that, she won numerous awards. She has some exceptional or extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to making positive impacts.