Forbes names Ngozi Okonjo-Iwela, most powerful woman in Africa


The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named the most powerful woman in Africa on Forbes.

According to Forbes’ 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, Okonjo-Iweala, a prominent Nigerian, is positioned at 87th place in the Most Powerful Women in the World list, surpassing Mpumi Madisa, a South African businesswoman at 88th.

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

Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission for Impactful Policy and Budget was ranked the most powerful woman in the world for 2023.

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Christine Lagarde holds the second position as the European Central Bank President, while U.S. Vice President, Kamala Harris came in third place.

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