WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo attends a session at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2019. Photo: AP

WTO chief Roberto Azevedo stepping down a year early as trade body struggles with coronavirus response

  • Director general reveals ‘personal decision’ to depart in August instead of in 2021 as originally expected
  • Azevedo says World Trade Organisation should shape post-Covid-19 agenda under new leadership
Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)
WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo attends a session at annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2019. Photo: AP
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