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WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by fergie001: 7:04pm On May 04
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The WTO pays tribute to the four outgoing WTO Deputy Directors-General Yi Xiaozhun, Alan Wm. Wolff, Karl Brauner, and Yonov Frederick Agah for their work and dedication to strengthen the multilateral trading system.

Thank you!
Merci !
¡Gracias!

Happy to have appointed four outsanding leaders as Deputy Director Generals today! Looking forward to ceasing opportunities together to reinvigorate the WTO!

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has appointed four WTO Deputy Directors-General

NOTICE TO THE STAFF

APPOINTMENT OF FOUR NEW DEPUTY-DIRECTORS-GENERAL


I am very pleased to announce the appointment of four new Deputy Directors-General (DDGs) at the WTO. It is the first time in the history of our Organization that half of the DDGs are
women.

This underscores my commitment to strengthening our Organisation with talented leaders whilst at the same time achieving gender balance in senior positions. I look forward to welcoming them to the WTO.

Ms Angela Ellard (The United States)
Ms Angela Paolini Ellard has a distinguished career of service working at the US Congress as Majority and Minority Chief Trade Counsel and Staff Director. She is internationally recognised as an expert on trade and international economic policy, negotiating trade agreements and supporting multilateral solutions as part of an effective trade and development policy.

Ms Ellard has negotiated and delivered significant bipartisan trade policy outcomes and legislation for well over 25 years with Members of U.S. Congress and Senior Trump, Obama, Bush, and
Clinton Administration officials. Ms Ellard also worked as a lawyer in the private sector, working on trade litigation and strategy, policy and legislative issues.

Associate Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Washington, 1986-1990, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Washington, 1990-1995. Trade counsel, subcommittee on trade United States House Ways and Means Committee, 1995-2007, staff director, counsel, subcommittee on trade, 1998-2007, Republican chief trade counsel, since 2007.

Ms Ellard obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude from Tulane University School of Law in 1986. She holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy also from Tulane University (1983) and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University, summa cum laude in 1982.

Ms Ellard (born March 19, 1961) is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a frequent lecturer at law for graduate, undergraduate classes and has published articles on trade law and policy. She is a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholar award in 1981.

Ms Anabel González (Costa Rica)
Anabel González (born August 22, 1963) is a Global Expert and Practitioner on Trade and Development. She was Senior Director of the World Bank Group’s Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice from July 2014-December 2017 where she led a team of 500 people to design and implement the World Bank Group's global and country agenda in the areas of trade, investment climate, competitiveness, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Previously, she served as Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Trade (2010-14) during which time she led Costa Rica’s efforts to join the OECD, negotiated, approved, and implemented six major free trade agreements, & implemented investment climate enhancement policies that contributed to attracting over 140 new investment projects.

She also had a lead role in Costa Rica’s Competitiveness and Innovation Council. During her more than 15 years of service with the Ministry of Foreign Trade, she held various positions including Director General for International Trade Negotiations (1990-97), Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade (1998-2001) and Ambassador-Chief Negotiator (2003-04).

She also served as Director of Costa Rica's Investment Promotion Agency (2001-02), international consultant (1997-1998; 2004-2006), Director to the Agriculture and Commodities Division of the World Trade Organization (2006-09), and Senior International Consultant on Trade and Investment at the Inter-American Development Bank (2009-10).

Anabel is a member of the World Economic Forum Future Council on Trade and Investment (2016-18), after serving as chair of the Global Agenda Council on Competitiveness (2014-16) and Chair of the Council on Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (2012-14). She is currently a member of the World Trade Symposium’s World Trade Board.

She has lectured in over 50 countries and written on many trade and competitiveness issues.

Anabel Gonzalez is non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a World Bank consultant on trade and investment. She is also the host of the virtual event series Trade Winds. She has a law degree from the University of Costa Rica and a Master of laws degree from Georgetown University.

Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam (France)
Ambassador Jean-Marie Paugam has held senior management positions in the French Government on trade, most recently as Permanent Representative of France to the WTO.

He has also held a number of senior positions in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, including as a member of the Executive Committee of the French Treasury. He has also served as Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Centre in Geneva. He has accumulated a deep and practical knowledge of government practices on trade as well as being familiar with
high-level dialogues on trade and international economic operations.

He Chaired the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment in 2019. [/url]

He has published a number of articles on trade-related issues, in particular when serving as Senior Research Fellow on International Trade at the French Institute for International Relations (IFPRI).

Ambassador Paugam graduated from ENA in Paris and obtained degrees in Political Science from the Institute of Political Science in Aix-en-Provence and in Law from the Faculty of Law Aix-Marseille III.

Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang (China PR)
Ambassador Xiangchen Zhang is currently serving as Vice Minister in the Ministry of Commerce of China. He has long and extensive experience on WTO issues, international negotiations, and policy research.

Ambassador Zhang served until recently as China's Permanent Representative to the WTO and previously as Deputy Permanent Representative. He has had an extensive career of more than 30 years in international trade, serving as Director of the Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation; as Director-General of the Department of WTO Affairs of the Ministry of Commerce; and as Director General of the Department of Policy Research of the Ministry of Commerce.

Ambassador Zhang holds a bachelor's degree in Law, a Master's degree in International Relations and a PhD in International Politics from Peking University.

WTO

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by gaius01(m): 7:17pm On May 04
Arrrrrrrh

Indeed the future is female. grin grin
I don't see any stupid slogan all I see is a hard-working Nigerian Woman making us proud. I also endorse women in office in as much the rule with soft Minds like mothers.

Let's laugh one more time.
I saw an example of ' the future is female' today. A slay Queen got the stroke of her life after posting nude on insta. grin grin grin

Her dad must be a real nigga. grin grin

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Perkinkis: 7:39pm On May 04
Make sure the appointments are balanced.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Egbonnyy(m): 8:36pm On May 04
Okay

Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by 2021Blogger: 8:37pm On May 04

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by handsomeclouds(m): 8:37pm On May 04
What's the basis for this loopsided appointment

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by thebosstrevor1: 8:37pm On May 04
There are some very smart women in this world.

Some of these women are found in finance and academia.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Pidginwhisper: 8:37pm On May 04
Lol
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by nenyeRitta(f): 8:37pm On May 04
That is one of the reasons China supported her against the Korean lady
because it would have deprived them of Deputy DG seat.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Nobody: 8:37pm On May 04
good
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Born2winnx: 8:37pm On May 04
Better style.... slay queens with brains

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by remigiusizunna(m): 8:38pm On May 04
With the likes of NOI I really feel like the future is female,but when I look around me,I can't help but shake my head.
Keep making us proud Ma.

IGBO AMAKA

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Abdulquadrimuha(m): 8:39pm On May 04
Wow A nice development
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by adebayo201: 8:39pm On May 04
It's the women's world


grin grin
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by iLegendd: 8:39pm On May 04
grin

Time for men to wail.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by LesbianBoy(m): 8:40pm On May 04
This is why it's not good to make a woman lead

They will turn it to a women affair angry

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Xiaomi1(m): 8:40pm On May 04
Ok, shepopo.....
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Danny50: 8:40pm On May 04
Feminism at it peak.
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Nukilia: 8:40pm On May 04
Buhari waited for 6 months to select a calamitous team! See what a great woman is doing grin grin

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Juliusmalema: 8:41pm On May 04
Noted
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Offpoint1: 8:41pm On May 04
E be like sey future wan take style be female ogrin

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by ictjobber: 8:42pm On May 04
Igbo Amaka

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by mariahAngel: 8:42pm On May 04
Agada nwaanyi! grin
She didn't waste anytime.

Nigeria's first female president to be.
With her as president, I can already imagine how the presidency would be. cheesy
Her government would be the best since independence. No doubt.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Rickbronz(m): 8:42pm On May 04
OK

Meanwhile get a quick and affordable loan with no collateral requirements. Check my signature.

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Chirowman(m): 8:42pm On May 04
Good
Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by stubbornman(m): 8:42pm On May 04
The future is feMALE grin

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Re: WTO: Okonjo-iweala Appoints 2 Women As Deputy DGs For The First Time Ever by Lanre4uonly(m): 8:43pm On May 04
Ok. It is noted.

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