Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been appointed the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 15 February 2021 on a consensus of the General Council.
When she takes office on 1 March, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as Director-General – the organization’s seventh Director-General. Her term, renewable, will expire on 31 August 2025.
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Professor Adetunji Haastrup has been appointed as a Global Ambassador of Management and Leadership Development by the Mogul, in New York, USA.
The President/CEO of Global Education Network (Nigeria), had earlier on received a triple appointment as a member of Harvard Business Review Council, USA; Commonwealth Education Council, London UK and Leadership Council, USA.
Professor Adetunji Haastrup, a Fellow of the International Academy of Management London UK and Fellow of the Certified Public Administrators of England and Wales, made history as one of the first batch of accredited management trainers in Nigeria.
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Dr. Adesina Akinwumi has been re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank.
A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina Akinwumi has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development.
He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015.
As newly re-elected President, Dr. Adesina Akinwumi, a former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, will begin his new term on September 1, 2020.
The election result, which gave him a hundred percent of votes of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank, was announced by the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Bank, Mrs. Niale Kaba, Minister of National Planning of Côte d’Ivoire.
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Stephanie Busari has been selected alongside twelve (12) others into the Class of 2020 for the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.
The 2020 cohort include: Stephanie Busari, Sally Abi Khalil, Ambroise Brenier, Hamish Falconer, Ying Lun “Allen” FUNG, Mohammad “Musa” Mahmodi, Evan Mawarire, Mauro Mondello, Edwan Ngum Tah, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Jorge Soto, Jovitta Thomas, and Ann Thomas.
This cohort brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 359 Fellows, representing 91 countries. This year marks the 19th cohort of World Fellows.
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