Forbes magazine names Okonjo-Iweala and Mo Abudu as 2023 World's Most Powerful Women

Forbes magazine names Okonjo-Iweala and Mo Abudu as 2023 World's Most Powerful Women

World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named one of Forbes magazine's 2023 World's Most Powerful Women.

Renowned international business magazine Forbes released its annual list of the world's most powerful women on Tuesday, with Okonjo-Iweala coming in at number 87.

This is the second year in a row that Okonjo-Iweala has been ranked as the world's most powerful woman. She was also ranked 91st on Forbes magazine's “World's 100 Most Powerful Women” list in 2022.

Okonjo-Iweala is an economist and international development expert with more than 30 years of experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. In March 2021, she became the first African woman to become the Director-General of the WTO.

As WTO Director-General, Okonjo-Iweala has been praised for his leadership in addressing the many challenges facing the global trading system, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the rise of protectionism.

She has also been a strong advocate of using trade to lift developing countries out of poverty and achieve sustainable development.

Early in his career, Mr. Okonjo-Iweala served as Nigeria's Minister of Finance for two terms, from 2003 to 2006 and from 2011 to 2015. She also briefly served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006.

Forbes' Most Powerful Women list is based on a variety of factors, including wealth, influence, and influence.

“As in previous years, the 2023 Power List was determined by four key metrics: money, media, influence, and sphere of influence. For political leaders, we weighed gross domestic product and population. Revenue, reputation, and employee numbers mattered to company leaders. All media mentions and social reach were analyzed. As a result, the policies, products, and policies that define our world were analyzed. Here are 100 women who are shaping the political struggle,” Forbes said on its site.

Okonjo-Iweala ranks higher than many other prominent African women, including South African businessman Mpumi Madisa, Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu. did.

The title of 2023's Most Powerful Woman in the World goes to the President of the European Commission in recognition of her influential policy and budget decisions that have a significant impact on the lives of 450 million people across Europe. Awarded to Ursula von der Leyen.

Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, claimed a second position and led Europe's monetary policy during a period of high inflation.

US Vice President Kamala Harris secured third place, followed closely by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in fourth place.


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