Director-General of the World Trade Organization

Wikimedia list article

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization is the officer of the World Trade Organization (WTO) responsible for the organization's administrative operations.

Director-General of the World Trade Organization
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes over as new WTO Director-General, 1 March 2021 (50993534756) (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

since 1 March 2021
World Trade Organization
StyleMadam Director-General
(informal)
Her Excellency
(diplomatic)
StatusChief Administrative Officer
Reports toGeneral Council
SeatCentre William Rappard, Geneva, Switzerland
AppointerGeneral Council
Term lengthFour years, renewable
Constituting instrumentWTO Organization Chart
Formation1 January 1995
First holderPeter Sutherland
DeputyDeputy Director-Generals
Websitewww.wto.org

ListEdit

No. Portrait Director-General Term Home Country
Start End
1 Peter Sutherland
(1946–2018)
1 July 1993 30 April 1995   Ireland
2 Renato Ruggiero
(1930–2013)
1 May 1995 31 August 1999   Italy
3 Mike Moore
(1949–2020)
1 September 1999 31 August 2002   New Zealand
4 Supachai Panitchpakdi
(born 1946)
1 September 2002 31 August 2005   Thailand
5 Pascal Lamy
(born 1947)
1 September 2005 31 August 2009   France
1 September 2009 31 August 2013
6 Roberto Azevêdo
(born 1957)
1 September 2013 31 August 2017   Brazil
1 September 2017 31 August 2020[1]
7 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala[2]
(born 1954)
1 March 2021
Incumbent
  Nigeria
  United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. Emma Farge, Philip Blenkinsop (2020-08-31). "Damaged WTO now leaderless as chief Azevedo steps down". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-10-12.
  2. "After being blocked by Trump, first African and woman takes WTO helm". POLITICO. Retrieved 2021-02-14.