Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Africa's most powerful woman

Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Africa's most powerful woman


World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been named Africa's most powerful woman by Forbes magazine.

Prominent Nigerian Okonjo-Iweala ranks 87th on the list of the world's most powerful women, ahead of South Africa's 88th place, according to Forbes magazine's 20th annual rankings released on Tuesday. He surpassed businessman Mpumi Madisa.

Tanzanian President Samia Hassan also joined the list at 93rd place, while Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist Mo Abudu also joined the list at 98th place.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who is responsible for influential policies and budgets, has been named one of the world's most powerful women in 2023.

Christine Lagarde came in second as head of the European Central Bank, and US Vice President Kamala Harris came in third.

Source: dailypost.ng

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