Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

In battle for WTO leadership, the real fight is against paralysis of the global trade system

  • In the face of US-China tensions, Trump’s ‘America First’ unilateralism and the economic maelstrom whipped up by Covid-19, the WTO’s new leader will be challenged to lead the charge in championing the benefits of multilateralism and free trade

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, is one of two women in the running to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: Reuters
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.